January 21, 2022

Kristi Noem Advances Bill Requiring Trans Athletes to Compete According to Their Birth Gender

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) has advanced a bill in the state legislature that would codify her executive orders limiting transgender athletes to competing only in categories that correspond to their birth gender. Noem filed the bill on Tuesday to limit K-12 girl’s school sports and state-funded colleges to allowing only natural-born girls to…

US Lobbyists Compete to Influence Voter Legislation

On Oct. 5, the premier watchdog group OpenSecrets reported that lobbying groups spent over $151.2 million on voting legislation in the first half of this year to ensure U.S. voting laws are conducive to the needs of Democratic lawmakers. After Democrats assumed control of the government in 2021…

IOC Clears Trans Weightlifter to Compete in Olympics

Alex Pantling/Getty Images The International Olympic Committee (IOC) cleared the way Saturday for New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, a man competing as a woman, to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. Hubbard will be the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic games. “The rules for qualification have been established by the International Weightlifting Federation…

‘This Is A Question Of Fairness’: Caitlyn Jenner Says Biological Males Shouldn’t Compete In Girls’ Sports

Caitlyn Jenner said Saturday that biological males should not be allowed to compete in girls’ sports because “it just isn’t fair.” “This is a question of fairness. That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls sports in school. It just isn’t fair, and we have to protect girls sports in our…

‘Fair Competition’: Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Requiring Student Athletes Compete Based On Biological Sex

March 27, 2021 12:41 PM ET Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill into law Friday requiring that transgender athletes only compete in school sports competitions that align with their biological sex. Tennessee joins Mississippi and Arkansas as the third state in the nation to implement such a law, the  Tennessean reported. “I signed…

For The First Time, A Transgender Woman Will Compete For Miss Universe.

Transgender woman Angela Ponce has snagged the Miss Spain crown, making her eligible to become the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. Ponce won the Miss Spain title over the weekend, the Advocate reports, and plans to attend the upcoming Miss Universe pageant, making her “the first transgender woman to compete […]

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