Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into a law a bill that will prohibit biological males from competing against girls in high school sports. According to the legislation, no public K-12 school may participate in, sponsor or provide coaching staff for interscholastic athletic events at which athletes are allowed to participate in competition against athletes who are of a different biological gender, unless the event specifically includes both biological genders.
In addition, biological females are not allowed to compete in boys’ high school sports if there is a female team in the specific sport.
The House voted 74-19 in favor of the bill while the Senate voted 25-5. Governor Ivey signed it on Friday.
Iowa is yet to address the issue despite a Republican-controlled House, Senate and governor. There was an amendment to a bill earlier this session, but it was withdrawn by its sponsor, Rep. Sandy Salmon.
In the meantime, this issue is only spreading across the Hawkeye State as more than one school is having to figure out how to handle the situation.