The state of Mississippi has just passed a bill in both legislatures that would ban transgender women/biological men from competing in women’s sports in the state:
ABC NEWS – Mississippi legislators have passed a bill that would ban transgender athletes from competing on female sports teams in schools and universities — one of over two dozen similar measures proposed by state lawmakers nationwide this year.
The state House voted 81-28 Wednesday to pass the so-called Mississippi Fairness Act. It passed the state Senate last month, 34-9.
Governor Reeves, who just ended the mask mandate and fully opened business in his state, says he will sign the bill when it reaches his desk:
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday he will sign a bill when it reaches his desk, probably in the next few days.
Democratic President Joe Biden signed an order on his first day as president, banning discrimination based on gender identity in school sports and elsewhere. Reeves says that “forced the issue.”
This would make Mississippi the second state to ban transgender women/biological men from competing in women’s sports.
Idaho was the first state to do this almost a year ago, but unfortunately it was suspended in the courts:
Idaho became the first state to pass a law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports last year. A federal district court suspended the law and it has yet to be enacted.
I suspect the same thing will happen with this law, which is unfortunately part of the process thanks to leftists. This is all obviously headed toward the Supreme Court, however, and it would seem like a no-brainer for them to rule that states have the right to do this. If they rule that way on Idaho’s bill, I would expect that ruling to apply to the Mississippi bill. With the Idaho bill having been passed a year ago and subsequently suspended, I hope we don’t have to wait much longer for this to end up in the Supreme Court.
These laws are absolutely essential to maintaining fairness and integrity in women’s sports.