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Florida Gov. DeSantis: Transgender swimmer’s victory a fraud


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is jumping into the conversation about a transgender swimmer who won a collegiate title by declaring the runner-up as the real winner. DeSantis signed a proclamation declaring Florida-born Emma Weyant as the winner of the women’s 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA women’s tournament, rather than transgender athlete Lia Thomas. His proclamation comes nearly a year after he signed a bill that requires anyone participating in girls’ athletics to have an original birth certificate that states they are female.

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