Wyoming Bill Banning Boys on Girls’ Sports Teams Becomes Law — Without the Governor’s Signature

Wyoming has joined 18 other state to protect equal opportunity and fairness in girls’ sports by banning boys from competing on these teams.

The legislature sent the bill to Governor Mark Gordon’s desk. Instead of vetoing the bill, the Republican governor refused to sign it, claiming the bill was “overly draconian, is discriminatory without attention to individual circumstances or mitigating factors, and pays little attention to the fundamental principles of equality.”

What individual circumstances or mitigating factors would there be to allow a man — larger, stronger, taller, and faster than women — to compete against women? No amount of testosterone-suppression drugs would change biology. A man born a man will remain a man all his life, even after genital mutilation. Neither wig, nor make-up, nor dress will ever alter his chromosomes.

The text of the bill, which applies to grades 7-12:

A student of the male sex shall not compete, and a public school shall not allow a student of the male sex to compete, in an athletic activity or team designated for students of the female sex.

Governor Laura Kelly of Kansas vetoed her legislature’s bill to protect equal opportunity and fairness in girls’ sports. Hopefully, lawmakers can round up enough votes to override the veto.

A federal court in January upheld West Virginia’s Save Women’s Sports law.

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