Iowa Ban on Trangender Girls Playing Sports


Theron Luett, News-Brief-Editor

On March 2, 2021, the House File 2416 was passed 31-17 by the Iowa Senate. This law proposes a ban on transgender girls and women from playing and competing on female sport teams in Iowa. On Thursday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the law, agreeing to immediately put into effect the ban for all Iowa schools and colleges. Now, athletes competing in school-sponsored sports events will need to have female as their sex on their birth certificate, according to the Des Moines Register. Iowa is now the 11th state in the United States that has proposed and signed this law.