Oklahoma is now the thirtyteenth state to restrict transgender women and girls’ participation in school sports, after Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the “Save Women’s Sports Act” on Wednesday— and other state legislatures are considering the following suit.
The law prohibits transgender girls and women from playing on female sports teams in college and in high school.
At a bill-signing ceremony, Stitt said he was “protecting women’s sports” by “ensuring a level playing field for female athletes,” according to NBC News,
Stitt said “girls should compete against girls” and “boys should compete against boys,” according to the Associated Press,
The bill passed the Oklahoma House and Senate last week.