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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:37 PM

Alabama Gov. Ivey signs ban on transgender athletes

Source: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed legislation restricting transgender students from participating in K-12 sports, making Alabama the latest conservative state to ban transgender girls from playing on female sports teams.

Ivey’s office announced in an email that she had signed the bill that says a public K-12 school “may never allow a biological male to participate on a female team.” Asked if the governor had a comment on the decision, spokeswoman Gina Maiola said she could confirm the governor signed the bill but did not elaborate.

Supporters of the bill, HB 391, say transgender girls are born bigger and faster and have an unfair advantage in competition. Opponents argue the bills are rooted in discrimination and fear, and violate the federal law barring sex discrimination in education.

“HB 391 is nothing more than a politically motivated bill designed to discriminate against an already vulnerable population. By signing this legislation, Gov. Ivey is forcefully excluding transgender children. Let’s be clear here: transgender children are children. They deserve the same opportunity to learn valuable skills of teamwork, sportsmanship, and healthy competition with their peers,” Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David said in a statement.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/sports-alabama-kay-ivey-legislation-bills-dfad9ec686cf6bbf41af0ef94f95b925

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Reply Alabama Gov. Ivey signs ban on transgender athletes (Original post)
SouthBayDem Apr 23 OP
AverageOldGuy Apr 23 #1
Initech Apr 23 #3
Initech Apr 23 #2
SouthBayDem Apr 24 #5
EndlessWire Apr 23 #4
JohnnyRingo Apr 24 #6
PJMcK Apr 24 #8
PJMcK Apr 24 #7
bucolic_frolic Apr 24 #9
PatrickforB Apr 24 #10
Carlitos Brigante Apr 25 #11

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:23 PM

1. This bill and those like it . . .

. . . are nothing but a solution in search of a problem.

Legislation like this is further proof of just how stupid and hate-filled Republicans really are.

Oh, well. Forget it, Jake . . . this is Alabama.

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Response to AverageOldGuy (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:45 PM

3. Yeah it's pretty much a steaming load of BS.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:44 PM

2. Fuck you Ivey!!!

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:27 AM

5. what's even worse:

She voted for child predator Roy Moore. She can spare me any concern about males intruding into females' spaces.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:55 PM

4. They have lost sight

of what sports in schools are supposed to teach.

And, they run the risk of deciding that some female is really male, and challenging that person's right to be on a team. If I were that parent, I'd launch the biggest lawsuit the school system ever saw. I'd get my child's college tuition out of it. And, whatever therapy they would need. Could be millions, I suppose...

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:56 AM

6. Glad they don't have better things to do in Alabama

Must be one smooth running state if they take their time up with pointless bigotry.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 07:20 AM

8. Alabama is a shit-hole state

However, they have some of the best highways I've ever driven on. The road surfaces are smooth, the painted lines are clear and easily contrast the surface. And the rest areas are clean, spacious and well-lit.

The rest of the state pretty much sucks. Apologies to any DU Alabamans.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 07:17 AM

7. Hey, Kay!

Nice law you signed!

Are you going to support Jenner for governor of California?

Asking for some Alabama friends.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:44 AM

9. Conservatives believe what they see except in election results where they lose.

"biological male" is a broad term. There is physical (outward appearance), mental, hormonal, biological. I absolutely do not understand trans kids and the complexities of growing up, or what they experience and feel. Leave that to professional psychology. But I suspect someday there will be metrics - biologically - to what is involved.

So someday it will all be challenged.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:50 PM

10. The forces of Christian evangelical hate.



You can SEE it in their eyes.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:52 AM

11. Weird, it's almost as if they've been ....shit, what's the word I'm

looking for?....... Oh yeah, canceled!!!!

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