Shawnee legislative priorities draft includes support for transgender sports ban

The Shawnee City Council approved a draft earlier this year of the city's annual list of legislative priorities, which are used to lobby for certain policies at the state and federal level. The list includes in item urging the state of Kansas to approve a gan on transgender women playing girls' and women's sports. Above, a meeting at Shawnee City Hall earlier this year. File photo.

Shawnee is set to become the first city in Johnson County to consider formally taking a position on the issue of transgender athletes competing in women’s sports.

Driving the news: The city council will take up the question at a meeting on Monday as part of deliberations over a document outlining the city’s legislative priorities.