Mississippi Bans Transgender Athletes from Competing in Female Sports
Christian Headlines - On Thursday, the Senate in Mississippi passed a bill prohibiting transgender athletes from playing in girl’s or women’s sports.
According to the Associated Press, the Senate Bill 2536, which was sponsored by Republican Sen. Angela Hill of Picayune, was passed in a vote of 34-9. Five Senators, however, did not vote and four voted “present”, meaning that they were neither for nor against the measure.
Hill explained that she’s had several coaches across the Republican-led state call her and share their concerns over the allowance of transgender athletes in female sports, especially after President Joe Biden passed an executive order in allowing them to play.
“I’ve had numerous coaches across the state call me and believe that they feel there’s a need for a policy in Mississippi because they are beginning to have some concerns of having to deal with this,” Hill explained.
It was not revealed by the Senators as to whether or not transgender athletes were presently competing in the State and Hill did not choose to disclose further information.
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