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Earlier today we told you about the high school girl who suffered serious head and neck injuries in a volleyball match due to a biological boy being allowed to compete. The boy, who identifies as a girl, spiked the ball over the net and it hit the girl in the head.

This won’t happen in Iowa thankfully because of a law passed by the legislature this past session and signed by Gov. Kim Reyonlds. Gov. Reynolds didn’t just sign the legislation, though, she championed it.

And her Democrat opponent, Deidre DeJear, opposed it — vocally. DeJear has no problem it seems with boys playing girls’ sports.

In fact, when Gov. Reynolds signed the bill, DeJear criticized it.

“As a former basketball coach, I’ve just gotta share this with you, today our Governor signed a bill that she says is going to make sports more competitive and more fair for our young girls,” DeJear said. “Well, that bill that she signed today, to restrict trans girls from playing girls’ sports, it’s not going to make sports more competitive in the state.”

DeJear then went on to talk about resources for recreational sports in rural and urban areas.

Maybe DeJear didn’t understand the issue. I suppose allowing boys to play girls’ sports would make girls’ sports “more competitive,” but that wasn’t the goal. The goal was to ensure girls have the opportunity to play girls’ sports. And that girls aren’t losing spots at girls’ state tournaments or on girls’ sports teams to boys.

You can watch DeJear’s comments below and also view the video of the boy spiking the ball off the head of a girl in North Carolina, which resulted in severe head and neck injuries for the high school girl.



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