Republican lawmakers in more than 30 states have introduced dozens of measures in this legislative session aimed at banning the health care of transgender youth and limiting their participation in society, Highest number of anti-transgender bills Ever filed in a year.
Three states – Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee – banned transgender women and girls from competing on women’s sports teams earlier this season, while Republican Christie Noam of South Dakota issued two similar executive orders after issuing a veto over a transgender athlete. signed on. Bill over concerns about unclear language and the possibility of lawsuits. Last year, Idaho became the first state in the country to pass a ban on transgender athletes, although a federal judge has temporarily barred the law from taking effect.
Dozens of states, including Alabama and North Dakota, are also considering measures that would make it illegal for transgender minors to receive sex-change medical treatment or surgery. This month, Arkansas became the first state to enact such a law, when the Republican-controlled Legislature overthrew a veto by Aso Hutchinson, the ruler of a republic, a Republican who condemned the law as “overthrowing a vast government that is political Could hurt Republicans. “
Proponents of transgender sports restrictions say they are necessary to ensure fair athletic competition for female athletes, but sports organizations such as transgender-advocacy groups and the NCAA say the bills are On the basis of false conventions And unfairly targeted transgender women and girls. NCAA Transgender women athletes are required They can compete on a women’s team before being on testosterone suppression treatment for a year.
Advocates for LGBTQ rights have pressured them to move events away from states, considering such laws and the states that passed them. On Monday, the NCAA released a statement in response to the increasing number of bills, stating that it is “committed to ensuring that NCAA championships are open to all who earn the right to compete in them.” But it stopped saying that it would pull the championship.