Iowa becomes 11th state to enact a transgender sports law

Mar 6, 2022

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill Thursday prohibiting transgender girls and women from participating on female sports teams from kindergarten through college.

“This is a victory for girls sports in Iowa,” Reynolds said before she signed the legislation, according to NBC affiliate WHO of Des Moines.

Reynolds, a Republican, was surrounded by young female athletes at the signing ceremony at the Iowa Capitol, according to WHO, and appeared to refer to transgender women and girls as “males” as she addressed the crowd.

Source: NBC News
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