The Kansas Senate passed the Senate Bill 484 Tuesday banning transgender athletes from participating in women’s and girls’ sports

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the state officials, the Senate Bill 484 or also know as the ‘Fairness in Women’s Sports Act’ would reportedly apply to any Kansas children in sports, theoretically applying to elementary or middle school students in addition to high school.

Officials said that it would also open the door for student-athletes who feel wronged due to a violation of the act to file a lawsuit to recoup damages and attorney fees.

The Senate voted to pass the bill in a 27-12 vote on Tuesday.

The bill would require all interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural and club athletic teams that are sponsored by public educational institutions to be designated as one of the following: Males, men, or boys; Females, women, or girls; Coed or mixed.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.