Mississippi Senate votes to ban transgender athletes from women’s sports
The bill’s sponsor, Republican Senator Angela Hill, told her colleagues before the vote that she “has many coaches across the state call me and believes she thinks a policy is needed.”
Senate Bill 2536 passed 34–9 in a late-night session, with little prior discussion. He now heads the Mississippi House of Representatives for consideration.
“The bill records increased threats of discrimination, violence against transgender youth, and discrimination and violence against transgender people,” State Director of Human Rights Campaign Mississippi Hill said in a press release. . “If legislators would simply listen to medical experts and transgender athletes, they might know that the transition to a competitive advantage is simply unrealistic. So the idea that transgender athletes also get an advantage in the first place.
“Rather than use this all-important legislative session to bully transgender youth, the Mississippi legislature would be wise to focus its efforts on economic relief and address the deadly COVID-19 epidemic that killed more than 6,000 Mississippi is.”
“Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the toilet, locker room, or school sports,” the order said.
“I don’t understand why politicians are pushing children into transgenderism for the first time,” Reeves said. “And my heart breaks for the young American women who will lose in this radical social experiment.”
Within the first two weeks of 2021, lawmakers from at least 14 states proposed a bill that would restrict the freedom of LGBTQ residents.