Tallahassee’s NBC News affiliate reports:
The Florida House on Wednesday passed a bill that would ban transgender females from competing girls’ and women’s high school and college sports. The bill passed with a vote of 77-40 after a heated debate. The bill would make participation in athletics contingent on determining a students’ “biological sex,” which is a disputed term that refers to the sex assigned at birth.
Law & Crime reports:
Disputes regarding a student’s sex under the law would be resolved with a “health examination and consent form” verifying the student’s biological sex. “The health care provider may verify the student’s biological sex as part of a routine sports physical examination by relying only on one or more of the following: 1. The student’s reproductive anatomy; 2. The student’s genetic makeup; or 3. The student’s normal endogenously produced testosterone levels.”
Photo: Bill sponsor Rep. Chris Latvala, who last appeared on JMG in relation to the ongoing Matt Gaetz scandal.
We gave everything we had to give. We reasoned, we shouted, we pleaded, we cried, we broke down & left the House Floor. But today, FL Republicans passed a bill not only banning trans kids from playing sports but subjecting kids whose sex may be disputed to genital inspections.
— Rep. Omari Hardy (@OmariJHardy) April 15, 2021