Tennessee’s legislative session begins next week, and one of the (horrible, imho) things yet to be assigned to committee is a bill that would require transgender students athletes to play for the gender on their birth certificates.
Not content to deny student athletes their identities, the bill would also make schools found in violation of this evil policy ineligible to receive public funding; and school officials face personal penalties, including civil suits and firing.
The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Bruce Griffey, says it’s meant to ‘maintain fairness’ (it also contradicts NCAA’s standard). The bill’s opponent’s, Tennessee Equality Project, say the bill is ‘demeaning’ and the penalties ‘draconian’. (It is.)