Tennessee Becomes Third State Requiring Student Athletes to Compete Based on Biological Sex

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 1, 2020 file photo, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee answers questions during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee says his administration has begun working with the transition team of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. Lee’s remarks Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 marked the first time the governor has acknowledged that Biden will be the next president. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Tennessee became the third state to require student athletes to compete based on their biological sex.

The state’s Republican Governor Bill Lee signed the legislation into law on Friday, joining Mississippi and Arkansas in protecting girl’s sports.

“I signed the bill to preserve women’s athletics and ensure fair competition,” Gov. Lee posted on Twitter. “This legislation responds to damaging federal policies that stand in opposition to the years of progress made under Title IX and I commend members of the General Assembly for their bipartisan work.”

Naturally, the bill sparked outrage from the left who claim that the law is discriminatory. The ACLU has already threatened lawsuits if the law is enforced.
“Governor Lee’s rush to discriminate against transgender children is appalling. Transgender people have the right to participate in sports consistent with who they are, just like everyone else. Denying this right is pure discrimination,” the ACLU stated. “Should any student be excluded because of this shameful legislation, we will see him in court.”
At least 21 states are seeking to protect girls sports, however, as it has been repeatedly proven that the biological differences between the two genders create an unfair playing field. These states are seeking to protect their students after Joe Biden pushed through an executive order saying transgender students must be allowed to play on whatever team they want — unless a state law contradicts it.


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