Another Huge Win For Girl's Sports, More States Move To Ban Trans Athletes
I know this has been going on now since Biden took office, but it still surprises me that something as black and white as genetics has to be written into law. Like the right to keep womens' sport, all-women—And I mean biological women.
Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt signed legislation that bans transgender athletes from participation in girls’ high school or college sports on Wednesday. With that, we inch one step closer to normal.
According to National Review, The Save Women’s Sports Act passed the Oklahoma House by a 79-18 vote last week, and was subsequently approved by the state Senate.
“This bill…to us in Oklahoma is just common sense,” Stitt, a Republican who is running for reelection this year, said at the signing. “When it comes to sports and athletics, girls should compete against girls. Boys should compete against boys. And let’s be very clear: That’s all this bill says.”
The bill reads in part, “athletic teams designated for ‘females’, ‘women’ or ‘girls’ shall not be open to students of the male sex.”
Of course, the bill stands opposed:
“Ultimately, SB2 violates the United States Constitution and federal civil rights law, puts Oklahoma at risk of losing federal funding, and harms transgender youth, all to solve a problem that does not exist,” Tamya Cox-Toure, head of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Oklahoma chapter, said in a statement.
Sen. Tommy Tuberville [AL] questioned why women's rights groups aren't fighting to keep transgender athletes out of women's sports in order to maintain an even playing field.
The debate around whether transgender women should be allowed to compete against biological females escalated in recent months as Lia Thomas excelled in collegiate swimming. The University of Pennsylvania swimmer, who competed as a male for three years, became the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I title this month.
"Where are the women’s rights people?" Tuberville said during a Fox News interview. "Where are the feminist groups that fought tooth and nail for Title IX?"
I think that's a pretty darn good question...