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.