Legislative Testimony

In 2021, South Dakota introduced H.B. 1217, a bill that would require all students in kindergarten through graduate school to submit documentation every year regarding their sex assigned “at or before birth” in order to play on any sex-separated sports team, intramural through varsity. NWLC submitted written testimony opposing this harmful bill and later led a sign-on letter to the governor urging her to veto the bill. Unfortunately, while the governor did veto the bill, she also issued two executive orders that banned transgender girls and women from playing on girls’ and women’s sports teams in public K-12 schools and in all institutions of higher education.

Published On: March 2, 2021Associated Issues: AthleticsEducation & Title IXIn the MovementLGBTQ Equality
Take Action Donate
facebook twitter instagram search paper-plane