Kristi Noem, governor of South Dakota, has advanced a bill that will force transgender athletes to compete according to their birth gender.
“Noem filed the bill on Tuesday to limit K-12 girl’s school sports and state-funded colleges to allowing only natural-born girls to compete in girl’s categories,” according to Breitbart News.
“Only girls should play girls’ sports. Given the legislature’s failure to accept my proposed revisions to HB 1217, I am immediately signing two executive orders to address this issue: one to protect fairness in K-12 athletics, and another to do so in college athletics,” said Noem.
“Additionally, I will be working with legislative leaders to schedule a special legislative session in late May or early June,” she added. “The special session will address this important issue, as well others (medicinal marijuana and the latest federal spending package).”
“Only female athletes, based on their biological sex, may participate in any team, sport, or athletic event designated as being for females, women, or girls,” the bill reads.
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