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GHSA Just Voted To Ban Transgender Athletes From Competition

Your AM Rundown: Plus, we spoke with local Black activists about what overturning Roe v. Wade will mean for Black Georgia.

The Georgia High School Association just voted unanimously to restrict transgender athletes from competing. (Getty Images)

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Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed. 

Here’s what to know for today: 

  • The Georgia High School Association voted to ban transgender athletes from competing in sports tied to their gender identity. The 62-0 vote follows Gov. Brian Kemp signing HB 1084 into law. An amendment to the bill gives local sports associations autonomy on who can participate in competitions. In April, Capital B ATL health reporter Kenya Hunter sat down with Andrea Yearwood, who spoke about her experience as a high school trans athlete and being mentioned in local legislation.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court’s proposal to overturn Roe v. Wade, exposed in a  leaked draft opinion, has implications that could negatively and disproportionately affect Black citizens nationwide. Capital B Atlanta spoke with local abortion activists, politicians, and protesters on what that reality could potentially look like for Black Georgians. 
  • A DeKalb County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of a stop-work order brought on by complaints from residents over a controversial recycling plant in Stonecrest. Judge Tangela Barrie ordered that the Metro Green Recycling center cease all work, including concrete crushing. Residents and environmental activists first sounded the alarm on the facility in 2017 after they said it obtained an illegal work permit, created dust, and disturbed neighborhood peace.
  • Popular Westside nightclub Compound may soon be replaced with more than 700 multifamily homes. The club, which has been in business for more than 15 years, is located on a 3-acre site. A proposed deal by New York-based developer Tishman Speyer would create a mixed-use project that will feature housing, office spaces, and retail. 

ICYMI:  The Atlanta BeltLine just received a $30 million grant to complete the entire trail by 2030. Mayor Andre Dickens announced the news Tuesday, stating that the donation from the James M. Cox Foundation will help the city complete the remaining 4½ miles.

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