The bill, called the Mississippi Fairness Act, is sponsored by state Sen. Angela Burks Hill, a Republican lawmaker also known for her pro-life legislation.
Hill has introduced the Fairness bill for several years only to watch it die in committee but now the legislation, known as Senate Bill 2536, has passed two committees and is now up for debate on the senate floor.
“Let’s get a vote on it,” Hill tells One News Now, “and vote on it, and pass it.”
Dr. Jameson Taylor of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy predicts the legislation will pass before February 11, the legislative deadline, because it is a “common-sense bill” on a topic that has “broad support” from the public.
Taylor points to a poll of Mississippi voters, conducted by Mason-Dixon, that found 79 percent said they would support a state law banning biological males from competing against females.
The once-isolated issue of transgender females — biological males — being allowed to compete against females has become a hot-button issue now that more female athletes and their parents, and the public watching from the bleachers, have witnessed it firsthand. Within the last two years, One News Now has reported that two female Idaho State track stars (pictured at left) are taking on an ACLU lawsuit in their home state, and three high school girls in Connecticut have sued the state’s high school athletic organization.
Those high-profile legal fights also mean homosexual rights groups that would have called such concerns paranoia just a few years ago are now denouncing “transphobia” and are forced to defend male athletes such as Connecticut track sprinters Andraya Yeargood and Terry Miller. Both muscle-bound male athletes have broken female state track records in the state after literally leaving female competitors behind.
Transgender males such as Yearwood and Miller (pictured below) are backed by homosexual rights groups such as GLAAD and Human Rights Campaign, and they enjoy legal help from the ACLU that has taken notice of state legislatures recognizing the issue and picking the side of biological girls.
“Attacks on trans youths,” begins an ACLU thread on Twitter, “are showing up in dozens of state legislatures nationwide.”
“There is not a single scientific fact in this entire thread,” responded writer-speaker Ben Shapiro in his own Twitter post.
Transgender athletes are also praised by the left-wing media for their supposed bravery.
“She is one of the fastest teens in Connecticut,” begins a sympathetic sports story about Yearwood “So why do people not want her to run?”
Yet the Mason-Dixon poll shows Mississippi voters, asked to pick a side, are siding with girls rather than biological boys. The survey shows 87% of Republicans and 65% of Democrats agreed it was unfair for transgender females to compete in female-only sports.
According to Sen. Hill, she introduced her bill after watching legislators in Montana and Connecticut take action, too.
“And it’s just not fair to these girls,” she tells One News Now, “who would be at the top of their game but they’re losing championships, trophies, and scholarships.”
Hill is aware President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that chose a side, too, which is transgender athletes over biological females.
With the stroke of a pen, Biden ended the Trump administration’s legal fight for female-only athletics that was based on Title IX, the 1972 law that demanded schools equally fund and protect female athletic programs.
Title IX has protected women’s athletics for “years and years and years” with the backing of the federal government, the state lawmaker says.
“We would be wiping out all the protections that have been put in place for women to be competitive in their own right,” Hill says, “and we just can’t go backwards.”
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