Georgia Legislature Bans Men from Competing Against Women

With two days left in the legislative session, Georgia’s lawmakers have addressed a wide range of bills.

For example, the state senate “voted overwhelmingly to approve a $36 billion state budget for fiscal year 2025, which includes pay raises for teachers and law enforcement.” Another piece of legislation addresses what has been described as the “transgender bill.” The Georgia Senate passed a bill that would, among other provisions, “ban biological males from playing girls’ sports.” See  2-minute Fox 5  video report on the “transgender bill.”

Some reporting has described the bill as a “controversial piece of transgender legislation.” Notably, every republican legislator voted in  favor of prohibiting men from competing as women against women and against men using women’s locker rooms. Every democrat voted in favor of men competing as women and having men given access to women’s locker rooms.

“House Bill 1104 would ban biological males from competing in girls’ sports. The amended bill would also prohibit schools from allowing individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms that are different from their biological sex.”

Part of the text of HB 1104 states: “it shall be unlawful for Georgia public schools or participating private schools whose students or teams compete against a Georgia public school to operate, sponsor, or facilitate athletic programs or activities that permit any person whose sex is male but whose gender identity is female to participate in any interscholastic athletics that are designated for females or permit persons of one gender to use certain facilities designated for persons of the opposite gender in conjunction with interscholastic athletics.”

D & B Staff

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