Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Friday that bans transgender girls from participating in female school sports. The bill, which was passed by the state legislature last month, is one of the most restrictive transgender sports bans in the country.
The bill, which is called the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” prohibits transgender girls from participating in school sports that are designated for females. The bill defines “female” as “an individual who identifies as female, is recognized as female, or is designated as female at birth.”
The bill has been met with criticism from transgender rights advocates, who say that it discriminates against transgender girls. They argue that the bill is based on the false premise that transgender girls have an unfair advantage in female sports.
Supporters of the bill, including DeSantis, argue that it is necessary to protect the integrity of female sports. They say that transgender girls who are born male have an unfair physical advantage over cisgender girls.
The bill is now law in Florida, and it is expected to be challenged in court. It is unclear whether the bill will be upheld by the courts.
In other news about Ron DeSantis:
- DeSantis is also facing criticism for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been accused of downplaying the severity of the virus and of resisting calls to implement mask mandates and other public health measures.
- DeSantis is up for re-election in 2022, and he is considered to be a potential contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.
The future of the bill:
The future of the bill is uncertain. It is possible that it will be challenged in court, and it is also possible that it will be overturned by the Florida Supreme Court. If the bill is upheld, it could set a precedent for other states that are considering similar legislation.
The bill is a controversial one, and it is likely to continue to be debated for some time. It remains to be seen whether the bill will have a lasting impact on transgender rights in the United States.