Tennessee’s Republican Governor Bill Lee “quietly” signed a proposal that will protect girls’ sports. The legislation signed in to law will soon implement penalties against public schools that allow males to compete on girls’ athletics teams.
Last year Governor Lee signed a measure “mandating that student athletes must prove their sex matches that listed on the student’s ‘original’ birth certificate” reports the Associated Press.
If a birth certificate could not be made available, the mandate asks the athlete’s parents to provide another form of evidence “indicating the student’s sex at the time of birth.”
The new legislation Lee signed “quietly” on Friday “without comment” adds penalties to the previous ban. The AP reports that according to the bill, punishment would be as follows:
Tennessee’s Department of Education would withhold a portion of state funds from local school districts that fail to determine a student’s gender for participation in middle or high school sports. The measure does not specify exactly how much money should be withheld by the state.
The bill will go into effect July 1, as Tennessee lawmakers are also advancing a separate bill to ban transgender athletes from participating in female college sports. Additionally, Republican lawmakers in the state are pushing for legislation that will protect teachers and schools when it comes to gender pronouns.
The legislators are pushing to exempt teachers from facing employment punishment and protect schools from civil liability if transgender students are not called by their preferred pronoun.
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‘The View’ host Sunny Hostin took advantage of the national Holiday Martin Luther King Day in order to bend the narrative to her agenda. “I think the biggest problem with Martin Luther King’s legacy is that people misinterpret his legacy. They misinterpret what he was asking for” she said.
Not to worry, Hostin believes she has the authority and intelligence to explain to decades of people what King was really wanting.
Hostin went on to say, “While we always hear ‘I want my little girls and boys to be judged by the content of their character rather not by the color of their skin’ that’s all you ever hear anyone saying.”
“But he was a radical, he was deeply invested in economic equality and he was deeply invested in making sure that Black people got reparations and that there was wealth distribution, wealth redistribution.”
Sunny Hostin says "we have a long way to go" for MLK's dream to be a reality. She says people "misinterpret" his legacy and put too much emphasis on looking at a person's character rather than skin color.
She decries how people don't want to discuss his dream of reparations. pic.twitter.com/RzZ6eqKBlZ
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 16, 2023
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