Posted by Richard Willet - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 11 May 2022

Tennessee bars men from competing on women’s sports teams

Senate Bill 2153 bars male athletes from competing in women’s divisions at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels.

The bill was signed by Governor Bill Lee on May 6 after it passed the Senate in a 27-4 vote on Apr. 11.

On Friday, Tennessee became the seventeenth state to pass legislation that protects women’s sports.

Senate Bill 2153 bars male athletes from competing in women’s divisions at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels.

The legislation, which goes into effect Jul. 1, “requires each institution of higher education to adopt and enforce a policy to ensure compliance with the provisions of this bill that are applicable to intercollegiate and college intramural sports,” according to the bill summary.

The bill was signed by Governor Bill Lee on May 6 after it passed the Senate in a 27-4 vote on Apr. 11. The House subsequently approved it 70-14 on Apr. 25.

Republicans have a majority in both chambers.

Tennessee has followed in the footsteps of 16 other states who have adopted similar laws to protect the integrity of women’s sports at different levels of athletic competition.

Campus Reform has reported on identical bills that have been tried and failed to be signed in states like Indiana and Kansas.

In April, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf preemptively promised to kill an up-and-coming bill that would ban men from women’s sports in the state.

Additional states are taking action this year to propose their own regulations for ensuring fairness in women’s athletics.

Below are three additional states attempting to level the playing field for gendered sports:

South Carolina

South Carolina made headlines last month as state Democrats attempted to delay voting on House Bill 4608 by proposing over 1,000 amendments to the legislation. As Campus Reform reported, lawmakers deliberated on the Save Women’s Sports Act for nearly 8 hours before approving it 82-28.

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