Use code TPM for up to 66% off at MyPillow.com

ADVERTISEMENT

Oklahoma passes law to protect women's sports

"When it comes to sports and athletics: Girls should compete against girls. Boys should compete against boys," Stitt said. "Let’s be very clear — that’s all this bill says."

ADVERTISEMENT
Image
Hannah Nightingale Washington DC
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

On Wednesday, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed the "Save Women’s Sports Act" into law, which bans biological males from competing on female sports teams.

Oklahoma’s passing of the bill marks the 13th state to pass legislation protecting women’s sports from biological males who seek to compete in women's categories.

According to NBC News, Stitt was surrounded by female athletes, young girls, and lawmakers at the signing, who held signs reading "save women’s sports."

Stitt said the action was "just common sense."

"When it comes to sports and athletics: Girls should compete against girls. Boys should compete against boys," Stitt said. "Let’s be very clear — that’s all this bill says."

"We are protecting women’s sports. We’re ensuring a level playing field for female athletes who work hard to train hard, who are committed to their team, who have dreams to be No. 1 in their sport, who deserve a fair competition," he continued. "The reality is, men are biologically different than women."

The bill, known as Senate Bill 2, states that sports teams will be split into men’s, women’s, and coed teams. Prior to the start of a school year, the parent of an athlete must sign an affidavit stating their child’s biological sex, which will determine their team placement.

If the student is above the age of 18, they would sign the affidavit instead of a parent.

"If there is any change in the status of the biological sex of the student, the affiant shall notify the school within thirty (30) days of such change," the bill states.

The bill declares that teams designated as being for females will not be open to males, and those that are "deprived of an athletic opportunity or suffers any direct or indirect harm" in violation of that declaration would be able to file for injunctive relief.

The bill also protects those that report violations of the law from retaliation from their school, school athletic association or intercollegiate association by stating that the student "shall have a cause of action for injunctive relief, damages and any other relief available permitted by law against the school, school athletic association or intercollegiate association."

The bill will take effect immediately.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
N/A by N/A is licensed under N/A

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me in September

We will use this to send you a single email in September 2020. To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
ADVERTISEMENT
© 2022 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy