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In a statement supporting the inclusion of transgender athletes in sports, the NCAA Board of Governors warned state lawmakers Monday that actions to the contrary could result in the loss of championship games and events.

All student-athletes are expected to be treated with dignity and respect, the board said.

"Inclusion and fairness can coexist for all student-athletes, including transgender athletes, at all levels of sport," the Board of Governors said. "We are committed to ensuring that NCAA championships are open for all who earn the right to compete in them."

Texas is among 30 states weighing bills to ban transgender girls from participating in sports consistent with their gender identity, with governors in Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee signing such bills into law, according to the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT rights organization tracking the legislation.

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