NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A controversial bill to ban transgender athletes from college sports has passed committee and is now heading to the House for a vote.
HB 2316 “would prohibit men from participating in certain female-only intercollegiate and intramural sports, and create a cause of action for certain sex and sports violations at the college, high school, or post-secondary level,” according to the draft. of law. abstract.
“Biological males must compete with biological males, not biological females, for a millennium it has been a matter of common sense for fairness and safety,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. John Ragan. (R-Oak Ridge).
Critics say the legislation targets a non-existent problem in sport and targets a minority of people.
The bill has already been passed in the Senate.
The state could also be sued, which could jeopardize federal funding.
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