FL Gov Ron DeSantis Ready To Sign New Bill That Prohibits Biological Males From Competing In Girls Sports
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is set to sign a bill effectively banning biological men from competing in women’s sports, according to The Daily Wire.
“Governor DeSantis, a similar bill will cross your desk,” said Ingraham. “Are you going to sign it?”
“Oh yeah. We’ll protect our girls,” DeSantis said. “I have a four year old daughter and a one year old daughter and they are very athletic.”
“And we want to have opportunities for our girls. You deserve a balanced playing field. “
“And that’s exactly what we’re doing with what Mississippi did, what Florida did, and I know what other states are going to do.”
“So I’m looking forward to legally signing this.”
Governor Ron DeSantis on protecting girls from competing against biological boys in sport: “We will protect our girls.” Pic.twitter.com/9KytnM4z3u
– (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) May 3, 2021
From the Daily Wire:
JOE BIDEN (D), UNITED STATES PRESIDENT: I also hope that Congress brings the Gender Equality Act to my desk to protect LGBTQ Americans.
BIDEN: Everything will change when Americans watch at home, especially young people who are brave enough to let you know your president has your back.
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INGRAHAM: What about the women athletes? The Equal Opportunities Act means the end of women’s sport as we know it. Now it is obvious to most Americans that it is fundamentally unfair to allow biological men to compete against women. A recent Rasmussen poll found that 54 percent are against transgender participation in sports teams, while only 32 percent are in favor.
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So it’s time to find out how the governors are fighting with me tonight. Our pioneers of the Red State are joining me once again. Governor Reeves, Mississippi, was the first to pass laws to protect women athletes when you signed them in March. Did we think the topic is so important to the people in your state?
REEVES: This is a topic that I’m passionate about. And the reason I’m passionate about it is because I have a 16 year old daughter, a 14 year old daughter, and a nine year old daughter. And they play basketball and they play soccer and they play every sport they could possibly play. In reality, biological men shouldn’t be allowed to compete with them for athletic scholarships. You shouldn’t be able to compete with them for opportunities.
REEVES: And so, I was so blessed that the Mississippi legislature sent me a bill to ban it in our state, and I was honored to sign it.
INGRAHAM: Governor DeSantis, a bill like this will cross your desk. Will you sign it
GOV. RON DESANTIS, (R) FLORIDA: Oh yes. We will protect our girls.
DESANTIS: I have a four year old daughter and a one year old daughter and they are very athletic. And we want opportunities for our girls. You deserve a balanced playing field. And that’s exactly what we’re doing with what Mississippi did, what Florida did, and I know what other states are going to do. I look forward to legally signing this.
INGRAHAM: The NCAA issued a statement regarding transgender athletes. “Inclusion and fairness can coexist for all student athletes, including transgender athletes. We are committed to ensuring that NCAA championships are open to anyone who has the right to participate in them. “Governor Reynolds, how fair is it for biological men to compete against female athletes?
GOV. KIM REYNOLDS, (R) IOWA: It’s not fair.
INGRAHAM: So what if the NCAA isn’t that generic with their language and says we’re going to pull out of your state, we won’t have any competition in your state?
REYNOLDS: I’ll do what’s right for my state. I’ll do what’s right for girls. I am the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of three granddaughters who compete against each other. And it’s the right to do. You should have the same chances. And we are also working on legislation. I should have this at my desk by the end of this term and we are going to sign this bill.
INGRAHAM: Governor Abbott, the companies are in a row on this issue. It reminds me of that, and we are going to get into the issue of voter integrity, but they have all sided with the transgender athletes who should compete against the gender of their choice in the sport of their choice. What are you going to say to these companies when they say we’re pulling out of Texas?
ABBOTT: You’re late for the party. First, think what if they are not attending Florida and Texas. Will they still be able to host sporting events in the US? I do not believe that.
ABBOTT: But for five years there has been a rule in the University Interscholastic League in Texas that forbids boys from playing girls in girls’ sports. But the Texan legislature is working on a bill to codify what I’m about to sign.