Governor Ron DeSantis isn’t scared of the NCAA and their threats, saying last night he will sign a bill that the Florida legislature finally got passed to protect female sports from biological males:
THE BLAZE – In a surprise move this week, Florida Republicans in the state House revived the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act after it died in Senate committee by attaching it as an amendment to SB 1028, a charter school bill. The legislation would ban males from competing on women’s sports teams at the public secondary and collegiate level.
The House passed the bill Wednesday in a vote of 79-37, mostly along party lines. The state Senate passed the bill 23-16 later that evening. If DeSantis signs the bill into law, Florida would be the seventh state to adopt a form of the Fairness in Women’s Sports bill though 30 states are considering similar legislation.
At a Fox News town hall Thursday evening with other Republican governors, Gov. DeSantis said he was eager to sign the bill.
“Oh yeah, we’re going to protect our girls. I have a 4-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old daughter and they’re both very athletic. And we want to have opportunities for our girls,” DeSantis told host Laura Ingraham. “They deserve an even playing field and that’s what we’re doing with what Mississippi did, with what Florida did, and I know with what other states are going to do.”
“So I look forward to being able to sign that into law,” he said.
I knew Ron DeSantis wouldn’t fail his citizens like a certain South Dakota governor did last month. When he signs it, that should make Florida the fourth state to protect female sports. The other three are Idaho, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
But he’s not the only one. Greg Abbott said that his legislature is working on a bill right now and that he intends to sign it as well, and I do believe he will. Iowa’s governor said something similar.
Watch the full clip below:
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— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 30, 2021