State lawmakers debate bill that would ban transgender females from playing women’s sports in school
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Should transgender athletes be able to participate in women’s sports? Tuesday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee began debate on the Save Women’s Sports bill. The measure, sponsored by more than two dozen all-Republican members, would define genders as male and female only and ban anyone born as a male from participating in girl’s or women’s sports at any public or private school in the state.
According to South Carolina High School League Director Jerome Singleton, current High School League policy prohibits boys from playing on girls teams. Director singleton says while there have been incidents of transgender athletes attempting to participate in girls’ athletics, it is not a yearly occurrence.