S. Dak gov issues executive orders banning transgender athletes from women’s sports

S. Dak gov issues executive orders banning transgender athletes from women’s sports
Transgender women athletes have distinct advantage over biological women. (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Another state ‘secedes’ from Joe Biden’s silly executive order mandating that schools require allowing transgender athletes to play on the team of their choice.]

… Republican Gov. Kristi Noem banned transgender girls and women from competing on women’s sports teams at public high schools and colleges via a pair of executive orders issued Monday.

The move came after Noem angered conservatives by killing a bill that would have created a similar prohibition. In a news release explaining her veto at the time, Noem cited her concern that ​the bill would take the state’s colleges and universities out of compliance with national rules, that it left both schools and students vulnerable to lawsuits over performance-enhancing drugs. …

Noem’s conservative critics, including the editors of the National Review, accused her veto of being motivated by fear of “expensive lawsuits and potential boycotts.”

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Though the two executive orders signed by Noem do not explicitly mention transgender athletes, they ​reference the supposed harms of the participation of “males” in women’s athletics

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