The following article, Florida Gov. DeSantis signs Bill Limiting Transgender Athletes to Competing in Birth Gender Categories, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Florida’s Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis, has now signed new school sports rules that will limit transgender athletes to competing only in categories that correspond to their birth gender.
With the new law, Florida now joins seven other states in enacting laws that prevent transgender “girls” from competing with natural born females in the state’s schools.
DeSantis described the bill as a way to protest girl’s sports.
“I can tell you that in Florida, girls are going to play girls’ sports, and boys are going to play boys’ sports,” DeSantis said at the signing event, according to the Washington Times.
American Principles Project President Terry Schilling said Mr. DeSantis “has solidified his reputation as a fearless conservative who will face down attacks from the woke elite in order to do what’s right for his constituents.”
“Gov. DeSantis has sent a message to the woke elite: attack us at your peril,” Schilling added. “While economic boycott threats might have worked against a single state, the strength of many state leaders standing together to defend women’s sports is certain to neutralize the left’s favorite playbook.”
Unlike some of the other seven states, Florida’s new law cover all school sports through college. Other states have omitted preferring to leave college rules to the NCAA and the college administrators.
Naturally, the hardcore leftists of the ACLU intend to sue to try and prevent the law from being fully enacted.
But Selina Soule, a former Connecticut high school track athlete who sued her home state over its transgender allowances, said that she was pleased that Florida was hearing her voice for being forced to compete against opponents who were born male and are “bigger, faster and stronger than me because they were males.”
“As someone who was one of the first to start speaking against this injustice, it is very encouraging that my story has reached people across the country, and that many have seen what’s happened in Connecticut and want to take a stand to protect the female athletes in their state and to protect women’s sports,” she said.
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