Oklahoma governor signs transgender sports ban

This week, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law that bans transgender girls and women from playing on female sports teams. This makes Oklahoma the 13th state in the US to do this.

They held signs that said “Save Women’s Sports” as they watched Stitt sign the “Save Women’s Sports Act.” He said the way he thought about it was “common sense,” he said.

The girls should compete against each other in sports and athletics. Stitt, a Republican, said that “boys should compete with boys.” Because this measure says so.

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“People who work for us will keep women’s sports in good hands. Who works hard, cares about their teammates, and wants to be the best? Who deserves to compete on an even playing field? The president said that women who do this should be given the same opportunities as men in their field. “The truth is that men and women have different bodies.”

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The governor’s decision to sign the bill comes when there is a lot of talk about issues that affect the LGBTQ community, especially transgender people in the country.

Data from the American Civil Liberties Union and an LGBTQ advocacy group, Freedom for All Americans, showed that 238 laws were proposed between January 1 and March 15, or more than three a day, specifically targeting transgender people. This is more than three a day.

People like Stitt, who support trans sports bans, say that they protect women’s sports from becoming unfair because trans women and girls already have an advantage over cisgender women and girls in many ways.Many people think that the rules are more about “fixing an issue that doesn’t exist” than protecting women’s sports from harm.

What ACLU of Oklahoma said:

Tanya Cox-Touré, the executive director of the ACLU of Oklahoma, said that the legislation is “one of several proposals we have seen that attack” the state’s trans and non-binary people “while not paying attention to the real issues with gender equality in sports, like how to get money, resources, pay, and more. These real problems can’t be solved by spreading unfounded fears about trans athletes.”

Stitt has sent a clear message to Oklahoma’s vulnerable transgender young people, Cox-Touré said. They are not welcome or welcome in our state. “Transgender people are welcome anywhere.

It’s illegal for teachers in Florida to teach about “sexual orientation or gender identity” in the kindergarten through third-grade classroom or in a way that isn’t appropriate for that age group. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law this week.

Many groups called 2017 the “worst year in recent history for LGBTQ state legislative assaults.” One hundred ninety-one bills were put forward in 2017. This year’s record-breaking number comes soon after last year’s record-breaking total.

More than a dozen anti-LGBTQ laws have been signed into law in the last few weeks, including many that would keep trans kids from playing on school sports teams that match their gender identification.

Before Oklahoma, states like South Dakota, Iowa, and Utah passed laws that recognised transgender athletes. On Wednesday, just after Oklahoma’s governor signed the law in the middle of the day, Arizona’s governor signed the same bill.Sports restrictions haven’t been put in place in every case.Take a look at the Morning Briefing, and then come back here.

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Last year, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum opposed a law that made it easier for trans athletes to play women’s sports. He said there wasn’t enough proof that they could hurt the games.

Gov. Eric Holcomb of Indiana talked about “fairness in K-12 sports” when he said this month that he vetoed the bill. He said it “falls short” of having a uniform state policy. However, Indiana lawmakers have the votes to override the governor’s veto and pass the bill despite this. However, no one has done this yet.

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