House Passes Ban on Transgender Women in Female Sports

A “shucked” bill revived legislation which bans transgender girls and women from female sports in Oklahoma won House approval on Monday by a vote of 73 to 19. Senate Bill 2 was presented by Representative Toni Hasenbeck.

Tulsa World’s Randy Krehbiel writes that many Republicans argued for the bill on the basis of “fair play” in sports, while Democrats contend SB 2 furthers a culture war.

Shucking a bill is the legislative practice of stripping a bill of its original language and inserting completely new language. The original measure making way for the transgender ban in sports was stalled in the Senate.

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