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.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Killing Woman In Homewood Pleads Guilty
The motion was one vote short of the eight needed votes to pass.READ MORE: Lawsuit: Company Owned By West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Owes $166,000
Councilwoman Bethany Hallam said she wanted to adopt and support transgender-inclusive policies.MORE NEWS: Businesses Hope Partial Closure Of Fort Duquesne Boulevard Will Breathe Life Back Into Downtown
Councilman Sam DeMarco opposed the motion, saying it wouldn’t be fair to girls and women to compete against athletes who are biologically male.