In a move that has many conservatives steering and many liberals angered, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has completed the legislative process of banning males from playing in female high school and college sports.
“During a press conference Tuesday, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation that bans transgender athletes from competing in women’s and girls’ sports,” according to National Review.
“The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, which the Republican-dominated Florida state legislature passed in April, bars males from competing against females in high school and college athletics regardless of their professed gender identity. The bill gives students the power to file a lawsuit against a school that allows transgender women to play on female teams. [emphasis added]
“‘We believe it’s very important that the integrity of those competitions are preserved, that these opportunities are protected. In Florida, girls are going to play girls sports and boys are going to play boys sports,’ DeSantis said at the press conference
“‘We’re going to go based off biology not ideology when we’re doing sports,’ he continued…
“While GOP legislators say the law will promote fairness in women’s sports, opponents believe it targets student members of the LGBTQ community and ‘legalizes bullying.’ [emphasis added]
“‘There is an inherent, biological, undeniable difference between men and women, boys and girls,’ state Representative Traci Koster said. ‘Simply put: we were designed differently.’
“‘Sports have become another avenue to attack the rights of trans people,’ state Representative Anna Eskamani stated. ‘And those efforts have caused incredible harm to trans youth, who, like all kids, especially in the middle of a pandemic, deserve compassion and support.’”
For more of this report, please go to National Review.
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