LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Never mind the U.S. Department of Education’s insistence that transgender students athletes are protected by Title IX, a Republican legislator in South Dakota wants to ban trans student athletes from playing on a team that doesn’t match the stated gender on their birth certificate.
South Dakota House Rep. Jim Bolin has already succeed in pushing his trans athletes ban bill out of committee by a 10 to 2 vote earlier this week. Bolin is aiming undo the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s recent policy that allows trans students in interscholastic athletics to play on teams based on gender identity.
ThinkProgress has Bolin stating that the association’s recent policy is “very bad decision” that “raises profound issues about the nature of high school sports in our state.”
A right-wing organization, the South Dakota Family Policy Council, is supporting the bill citing “anatomical” and locker room concerns.
Zack Ford of ThinkProgress notes that “transgender-inclusive athletic policies are becoming incredibly common” and the bill may contradict federal law.
No reading between the lines needed — this is another transphobic bathroom bill, and Rep. Jim Bolin is another bathroom cop.
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