Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has signed into law, a bill that prohibits men from competing in women’s sports. The Mississippi House voted 81-28 to pass the bill, which states that male students will no longer be allowed to compete in female sports.
Reeves said the law would “ensure that young girls in Mississippi have a fair, level playing field in public schools.” LGBTQ groups have called it discriminatory.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem agrees with Reeves and is preparing to enact a similar law there. “We are still examining the bill, getting ready to make decisions on it,” she told CNN.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David said that there were no examples of state transgender athletes “gaming the system” to gain an edge, adding that “none exist”.
American Civil Liberties Union deputy director for trans justice Chase Strangio claimed that trans people were being “pushed out of public life.”
It’s a great result for women in Mississippi and it’s heartening to see other states preparing similar bills. Biological males have no business competing in girls sports. It’s preposterous that someone would even need to say that.
Trans women are not women. Female only spaces must be reserved exclusively for biological females. This one will run and run.