Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill Friday that prohibits biological males from competing against females in sports.
“I signed the bill to preserve women’s athletics and ensure fair competition,” Lee announced on Twitter. “This legislation responds to damaging federal policies that stand in opposition to the years of progress made under Title IX and I commend members of the General Assembly for their bipartisan work.”
The bill passed the Tennessee Senate and House during the same week. “This bill is critical to protecting girls sports in Tennessee from the Radical Left’s assault on women and girls,” tweeted Rep. Mark Green, R-TN.
The move comes amid growing concerns that women’s and girls sports are newly under threat, as the LGBT movement sets its sights on Title IX-protected female arenas — which by definition exclude male competitors.