Friday, March 12, 2021

Mississippi Bans Transgender Women From Girls' and Women's Sports Teams

Yesterday Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed Senate Bill 2536 (full text) which prohibits women's or girl's athletic teams being open to transgender women.  The ban applies to any interscholastic or intramural athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public primary or secondary school or any school that is a member of the Mississippi High School Activities Association or public institution of higher education or any higher education institution that is a member of the NCAA, NAIA or NJCCA. According to an AP report, in the signing ceremony for the bill, Gov. Tate said in part:

But for the fact that President Biden as one of his first initiatives sat down and signed an executive order — which, in my opinion, encourages transgenderism amongst our young people — but for that fact, we wouldn't be here today.