Davenport, IA – According to the statement, Gov. Reynolds said she wants to ban girls who are transgender from competing in girls sports in school.
Five states have already signed similar bills into law, but a gender rights advocate says this legislation isn’t necessary.
Iowa Safe Schools is an organization that supports LGBTQ youth. Gov. Reynolds said that she wants all female athletes to have the same opportunities.
There were two bills introduced earlier in this legislative session on transgender sports bans, but they didn’t pass.