CBS: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Transgender Athlete Bill Into Law on First Day of Pride Month


On Tuesday, the first day of Pride Month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that bans transgender girls and women from competing on female sports teams at the high school and college level.

DeSantis appeared at Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville to sign the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” which was introduced by Republican State Senator Travis Hutson in February.

The law states that women and girls must play on the sport teams of the “biological sex” on their birth certificate. Therefore, a transgender girl whose birth certificate denotes her “biological sex” as male, cannot play on a girls’ sports team.

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