The House Education Committee advanced a bill by Sen. Beth Mizell to prevent transgender females from participating in girls’ sports

Published: May 4, 2022

By: Margaret DeLaney, LSU Manship School News Service

Sen. Beth Mizell (Courtesy Photo)

BATON ROUGE–The House Committee on Education voted 7-1 Wednesday to advance a bill to prevent transgender females from participating in girls’ sports.

The bill has already passed the Senate and will now proceed to the House floor.

Senate Bill 44, called the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, states that “teams designated for females are not open to participation by biological males.”

The bill requires that biological sex be determined by the student-athlete’s official birth certificate. The biological sex would then determine whether the athlete participate on a male or female sports team.

“We’ve had a poll done in the state of Louisiana that shows over 80% of Louisianans support protecting women’s sports for biological females,” Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, said.

All intercollegiate, interscholastic and intramural teams in any school receiving state funding would be subject to these rules.

Read more at Bossier Press-Tribune

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