Tennessee Governor Signs Transgender Athlete Bill Into Law

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill that will require transgender athletes to compete in sports according to their sex at birth. In other words, transgender athletes who were born as a male will have to compete as a male, and vice-versa.

Lee signed the bill into law on Friday, making Tennessee the third state to enact such legislation. Mississippi and Arkansas are the others.

Lee previously said transgender athlete participation would “destroy women’s sports.” He addressed his decision to sign the bill on social media.

“I signed the bill to preserve women’s athletics and ensure fair competition,” he 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.”

Similar bills are advancing in at least 21 more states this year.

“The push comes as President Joe Biden has sought to bar gender discrimination in many areas, including school sports, through a January executive order,” USA Today wrote.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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    • Maybe but have you read both bills? I’m betting the bills maybe slightly different.

      I’ve not read either but the criticism on friendlies in this environment isn’t the best thing right now. Even the Mitt Romney and Susan Collin types should be dealt with as gently as possible for the next couple of years.

      A lot of bad shit will be coming the next 2 years. We need to keep as United as possible while possibly not agreeing on everything.

      • Noem apparently vetoed the pieces of the bill that applied to college athletes and the NCAA. She admitted she did that under pressure and threat from the NCAA and big business like Amazon, AND after “legal experts” said it might lead to lawsuits. To summarize, a sitting governor surrendered without a fight with a chance to argue biological males can only play male sports and biological females female sports, because corporate mobsters got tough with her. If she can’t stand up to that fight she’s no one you want in a leadership position. She’s called an “account manager” to make her biggest customers happy, she’s certainly not a leader.

      • I’ve been a staunch supporter of NOT throwing Noem or any conservative under the bus just because they don’t legislate 100% of my conservatives beliefs. And, I still stand by my comment. It takes guts to buck the woke world and do what is logical and right for female athletes. Noem didn’t do it.

  1. “The push comes as President Joe Biden has sought to bar gender discrimination in many areas, including school sports, through a January executive order,” USA Today wrote.

    Noo… Yue Stella Yu wrote this.. the 24 yr old Missouri journalism product who writes drivel which filters through many of Gannett’s rags… the Columbus Dispatch, Knox News, Memphis Commercial Appeal and the worst paper in the country, the Tennessean.

    Most of the work must pass the AP censors.. of course.

  2. In a sane world the USA Today would be laughed off the planet. Please explain to me how government intervention codifying the allowance of men who think they are women to compete in women’s sports is “banning gender discrimination “.

  3. Biological males shouldn’t be allowed to compete vs biological females. However… I think if a biological female (who is now a “dude”) should be able to compete vs biological males. One should be allowed to punch up in weight class.

    Otherwise you could end up with biological females taking testosterone among other substances (who are “transitioning”) being forced to compete vs regular chicks – which is also a shit show.

    • I know a few women who have admitted they take testosterone to compete in those bodybuilding competitions…they said those hormones make them go through crazy mood swings. I would think so because testosterone is meant for a man and estrogen is meant for women.

      It’s obvious biologically we aren’t meant to mess with that stuff…but the depopulation agenda doesn’t care about that.

    • Regardless of whether they started out as biological XY males or biological XX females, these vermin need to be ground under our boot heels… they are deviants. Starting with Richard Levine.

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