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By Ray Carter
Director, Center for Independent Journalism 

Legislation that would limit women's sports to individuals who are biological females has been approved by a state House committee.


April 11, 2021

“Two out of every five young women in the state of Oklahoma choose to participate in sports,” said Rep. Toni Hasenbeck, R-Elgin. “And I’m trying to prevent those women from being denied opportunities when they have to compete against male-bodied athletes.”

Senate Bill 2 was amended by Hasenbeck to create the “Save Women’s Sports Act.” The legislation’s key provision states, “Athletic teams designated for ‘females,’ ‘women’ or ‘girls’ shall not be open to students of the male sex.”

The legislation comes amidst growing national controversy over allowing trans...

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