Trans athletes are firing back against proposed bills in 26 states to ban trans kids from competing in girls or women’s sports.
On March 11, Mississippi’s governor signed one such bill into law. South Dakota’s governor will likely sign a similar bill into law soon.
President Biden issued an executive order combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation his first day in office, making his position on trans inclusion clear.
Experts say trans equality is becoming one of the fiercest political debates of the decade.
Proponents of banning transgender athletes from girls and women’s sports say trans girls and women have unfair advantages over cisgender women.
For trans advocates like six-time Team USA duathlete and triathlete Chris Mosier and world track cycling champion Veronica Ivy, that argument doesn’t hold up. They say trans kids, like 14-year-old field hockey player Rebekah Bruesehoff, have the same right to play sports as other kids.
Hear more from Mosier, Ivy, and Bruesehoff on this episode of the ‘5 Things’ podcast.
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