The motion failed by one vote.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A motion before Allegheny County Council on Tuesday night to denounce attempts to ban transgender athletes from youth and college sports failed on Tuesday night.

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The motion was one vote short of the eight needed votes to pass.

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Councilwoman Bethany Hallam said she wanted to adopt and support transgender-inclusive policies.

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Councilman Sam DeMarco opposed the motion, saying it wouldn’t be fair to girls and women to compete against athletes who are biologically male.