Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new bill into law on Tuesday which bans biological males from competing in female sports at both the high school and college levels in the state of Florida.
As National Review reports:
During a press conference Tuesday, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation that bans transgender athletes from competing in women’s and girls’ sports.
The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, which the Republican-dominated Florida state legislature passed in April, bars males from competing against females in high school and college athletics regardless of their professed gender identity. The bill gives students the power to file a lawsuit against a school that allows transgender women to play on female teams.
“We believe it’s very important that the integrity of those competitions are preserved, that these opportunities are protected. In Florida, girls are going to play girls sports and boys are going to play boys sports,” DeSantis said at the press conference.
“We’re going to go based off biology not ideology when we’re doing sports,” he continued.
While a few other Republican Governors have attempted similar measures DeSantis’s is by far the most assertive and expansive.