Ongoing transgender hatred in parts of the US of A.
In Alabama, another right-wing extremist politician, Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, signed a bill barring transgender athletes at public colleges and universities from competing in sports that align with their gender identities.
In a statement, Ivey boasted that this legislation is a step toward “protecting female athletes at all levels and upholding the integrity of athletics… Look, if you are a biological male, you are not going to be competing in women’s and girls’ sports in Alabama. It’s about fairness, plain and simple.”
House Bill 261 actually expands on a similar legislation for K-12 public schools, also signed by Ivey into law in 2021. This legislation mandates that trans athletes only participate in sports based on the gender they were assigned at birth.
To date, over 490 anti-LGBTQIA bills have been introduced by Republican politicians in the US this legislative session.