Add South Dakota to the list of states passing laws to ban biological males who call themselves transgender females from competing in female sports:
NY POST – Gov. Kristi Noem says she will sign legislation passed by the South Dakota legislature banning transgender athletes from participating in women’s and girls’ sports, becoming the latest state approving similar bills to outlaw such competition.
“In South Dakota, we’re celebrating #InternationalWomensDay by defending women’s sports!,” Noem tweeted Monday, moments after the bill cleared the state Senate. “I’m excited to sign this bill very soon.”
Backers of the bill say it promotes “fairness in women’s sports.”
The legislation was rejected by a Senate committee over the consequences the state would have to deal with if it was passed, from the NCAA refusing to host tournaments, to legal challenges over discrimination to the administrative problems of gathering proof of every high school athlete’s gender at birth.
But it was revived on the Senate floor on Monday.
Democrats and apparently some Republicans in the state oppose the bill
But opponents said it will likely spark a series of legal battles.
“The decision is going to be made in federal court,” said Republican Sen. V.J. Smith. “It’s not going to be made in the state senate of South Dakota.”
He noted that only one person born male took part in women’s sports in the past decade and that athlete did not dominate.
That’s the dumbest argument ever. It’s just like when Democrats claim there’s no widespread voter fraud with mail-in voting so we don’t need to pass laws or create new policies to ensure there is none. The reason there hadn’t been is because we’ve never done mail-in voting on such a large scale like we did in this last election.
It’s the same way with these transgendered dudes competing in female sports. It’s still somewhat new right now, but in a decade they will be everywhere in female sports and will be utterly dominating if we don’t stop it now.
I’m glad that Idaho, Mississippi and now South Dakota are passing these laws. I’m sure there will be lawsuits, but that’s not a reason not to do it. It’s just part of the process and I believe the Supreme Court will ultimately side with these Republican states making these laws.
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com