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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (LifeSiteNews) – Tennessee public schools will lose state funding under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Bill Lee if they allow so-called “transgender” students to compete on sports teams for the opposite sex, including gender-confused males in girls’ sports.

SB 1861, which Gov. Lee signed Friday, mandates that the Tennessee education commissioner withhold “a portion of the state education finance funds” from school districts that do not determine a student athlete’s sex. The law doesn’t state the exact amount of funding that should be withheld from noncompliant districts.

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The entire country has seen what happens when men enter women's sports.

Lia Thomas is a biological male, but he was nonetheless allowed swim against elite female competitors to win an NCAA Freestyle competition, much to the disappointment of those women who had trained so hard to compete.


Males have a natural advantage over females in the vast majority of sports, so allowing them to enter women's sports can:

  • crush the motivation of the biological girls who have worked hard to compete on a level playing field
  • put females into harm's way in contact sports and locker rooms
  • deprive women of their right to fairly compete for college scholarships and many other accolades

We all know the spectacle of Lia Thomas defeating those female swimmers was a charade, a mockery of women's sports, but now it's time to do something about it.

Please SIGN this urgent petition calling on members of Congress to pass a law banning the participation of biological males in women's sports.

This is not just about ensuring biological girls and women can compete fairly and win in their chosen sports, but it's also a major safety issue in contact sports and the dangerous use of women's locker rooms by gender-confused males.

Some of you will remember Fallon Fox, the male MMA fighter who claimed to be a woman and left his female opponent concussed and with a fractured skull.

Fox later announced on social media that he enjoys "smacking up" women who "talk transphobic nonsense."

Any reasonable person knows men shouldn't compete against women, but some people are too politically correct to take a stand and protect girls and women from this madness.

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'Olympians, coaches, swimmers write open letter demanding NCAA protect women’s sports' -

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The Tennessee state senate passed SB 1861 in an overwhelming 26-5 vote two weeks ago. It comes into effect at the beginning of July.

The measure expands on a law approved by Gov. Lee in March 2021 that requires students to compete in public school sports based on sex, rather than “gender identity,” in grades five through 12.

Tennessee state Sen. Joey Hensley, who sponsored SB 1861, said that the new legislation is designed to “put teeth” in the 2021 law, according to Breitbart.

Earlier this week, Tennessee lawmakers also passed a bill that bans males from competing against women in college sports, as well as another bill to protect public school teachers from having to use a student’s preferred pronouns that conform with a false “gender identity.”

RELATED: Alabama bans ‘sex change’ procedures for children, LGBT ideology in elementary schools

At least 14 other states have enacted laws in recent years to restrict male participation in female athletics, as gender-confused men increasingly dominate women’s sports at the high school, college, and professional levels.

Gov. Lee last year also approved legislation that outlaws supplying dangerous transgender hormone drugs to pre-pubescent children for gender dysphoria and another bill designed to limit use of bathrooms and other private spaces to members of the same sex.


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