Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, the law goes into effect immediately.
Officials said that the bill includes both high school and collegiate levels, and requires schools to designate sporting events as male, female or co-ed.
According to the state officials, only students who are female according to birth certificate will be eligible to play girls sports.
The bill is crucial to keep transgender women from taking away athletic opportunities from cisgender women.
Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement:
“This is a victory for girls’ sports in Iowa. No amount of talent, training or effort can make up for the natural physical advantages males have over females. It’s simply a reality of human biology. Forcing females to compete against males is the opposite of inclusivity and it’s absolutely unfair.”