Mississippi Republican Governor Tate Reeves reported that he would sign a bill to prevent biological men from competing in women’s sports. Reeves seeks to counteract recent measures imposed by President Joe Biden that promote sex changes and transgender culture in children and adolescents.
In an announcement from his official Twitter account, Reeves confirmed the decision to join many other states in defense of fair sports competitions by not allowing the participation of transgender men in women’s sports.
“I will sign our bill to protect young girls from being forced to compete with biological males for athletic opportunities,” Reeves said in a tweet on Thursday.
And in the same message, he challenged President Biden’s sexually libertine policies that promote transgender culture among children and teens.
“It’s crazy we have to address it, but the Biden E.O. [Executive Order] forced the issue. Adults? That’s on them. But the push for kids to adopt transgenderism is just wrong.” The Twitter message said.
I will sign our bill to protect young girls from being forced to compete with biological males for athletic opportunities.
It’s crazy we have to address it, but the Biden E.O. forced the issue. Adults? That’s on them. But the push for kids to adopt transgenderism is just wrong. https://t.co/sncpaPlTbZ
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) March 4, 2021
Reeves’ message is about the fact that within hours of taking office as president, Joe Biden signed an executive order related to gender identity by which he provides protections for transgender people over biological sex. Among the many criticisms that have emerged, there are prevailing allegations that the measure removes protections for women and girls.
Biden’s order, titled Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation, states that “children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the bathroom, locker room or school sports,” reported the Daily Mail.
An example of the repercussions is seen in the sporting arena where those born biologically male decide to change their gender. According to the Equality Act, they can compete with athletes born as females, regardless of biological or social considerations that differentiate men from women.
“We’ll have to wait and see how each agency either repeals the current protection for women based on their gender or issues new policy guidance that allows biological men, for example, to compete in women’s sports,” said Christiana Holcomb, the Alliance Defending Freedom’s legal counsel, according to Newsmax.
The bill will next head to the governor’s desk, where he announced he would sign it into law. When that happens, Mississippi will have joined a score of states that understand women’s competitions should involve only biological women, both for the safety of competitors and to avoid unnatural disadvantages among opponents.