Florida governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill banning trans women and girls from participating in women’s school sports. On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that bans people whose biological sex is listed as male on birth certificates from participating in women’s sports from middle school through college, according to Politico. Leaders in the trans community and legal experts say the law, which was signed on the first day of Pride Month, discriminates against trans women and girls. Despite intense pressure from corporate interests, DeSantis signed the law that bans trans female athletes from competing against biological girls.
Here is a bit of Ron DeSantis explaining why he made the decision.
“I think as these bills were going through various legislatures, I remember the NCAA put out a statement saying any state that enacts this, we’re not going to hold events there,” DeSantis said. “And so I called the Speaker of the House in Florida and I said, ‘did you hear what they said?’ And he’s like, ‘yeah,’ I said, we definitely got to get this done.”
“You can’t be cowed by these organizations, or particularly by woke corporations from doing the right thing. And so my view was throughout this whole time, we have to protect our girls, it is discriminatory to force them to compete against biological males,” DeSantis continued. “And so if the price of having a tournament is that I have to deny equal opportunity to hundreds of thousands of young girl and women athletes throughout Florida, I am much more willing to stand with the girls. And to hell with these events.”
Of course this issue was very derisive across social media platforms
Bringing his daughter as a prop for this is grotesque https://t.co/a3hSbrucMs
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) June 1, 2021
FL Gov Ron DeSantis signed a law banning trans female athletes from competing against biological girls in sports. He did this, he tells #TuckerCarlson, despite pressure from corporate interests. pic.twitter.com/6iSOCGvoF6
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) June 2, 2021
— Terry Schilling 🇺🇸 (@Schilling1776) June 2, 2021