Mississippi Governor Joins Attack on Transgender Students
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Center for Transgender Equality today condemned the actions of Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves who signed legislation that bans transgender student-athletes from competing in school sports.
“To the transgender students in Mississippi who have been attacked by this legislation, you belong, we see you and we will do everything we can to support you,” said Mara Keisling, executive director for NCTE. “Gov. Reeves actions today are unjust and discriminatory. He has targeted transgender kids and added to their burden, opening them up to more harassment, abuse and violence. Transgender students should be allowed to live their lives without fear and out of the shadows. Reeves has done Mississippi students real harm.”
The text of Senate Bill 2536 can be found here: https://legiscan.com/MS/bill/SB2536/2021
The action in Mississippi is part of a national, coordinated attempt in at least 25 states to ban transgender student athletes from participating in school sports. The Mississippi is the first of those bills to be signed into law.