In California, Minnesota and other states, efforts are underway to enable “transgendered” students to participate in sports teams of the opposite sex. Boys who identify as girls could play girls' basketball, while girls identifying as boys compete in boys' gymnastics. But what about hormone treatments commonly used in “transitioning” from…

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  • Don’t ‘Vote for the Candidate’

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