Wyoming Bans Biological Male Students from Competing in Girls’ Sports

The state of Wyoming has just become the 19th state to ban biological males from participating in women’s sports!

On Friday, Governor Mark Gordon allowed a bill to become law without his signature, which bans male public school athletes from “from competing on a team designated for students of the female sex. And that applies to any interscholastic sport, from grades 7 to 12. 

The new legislation will go into effect on July 1, 2023. 

Despite not signing nor vetoing the bill, Gordon said in a letter he wrote to Wyoming’s Secretary of State, Chuck Gray, that he feels the law is discriminatory, with “victims on both sides.”  

He noted that he allowed the bill to pass into law in order to avoid “these very divisive debates,” but added that he chose not to sign the legislation because he felt it would be “difficult” to “sign legislation into law that knowingly will cost the State and taxpayers money” via lawsuits.  

Lifesite News reports:

The bill has caused controversy among those who support society’s indoctrination of gender ideology, with various activists speaking out against the new legislation. Sara Burlingame, executive director of Wyoming Equality, the largest “LGBTQIA+ advocacy” organization in the state, said in a comment to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that a lawsuit was in the making. 

Although some organizations are slamming the bill as “discriminatory,” the American Principals Project (APP) praised the new law in a Twitter post for protecting women from facing discrimination in their own sports.

The pro-family organization wrote on Monday, This weekend Wyoming became the 19th state to pass legislation protecting a fair playing field for female athletes.”

The tweet included a quote from APP President Terry Schilling also applauding the new bill, and blasting those who see it as “draconian” or “discriminatory.”

It’s not at all ‘draconian’ or ‘discriminatory’ to limit girls’ athletics to girls,” Schilling asserted. “In fact, it’s simple common sense that polling shows most Americans agree with. 

It’s unfortunate some of our leaders have been duped into believing such a policy is somehow controversial,” he added.  


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