We found the Bathroom Bill of 2021:
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Thursday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls or women’s sports teams.
Mississippi is the first state this year to enact such a ban, after a federal court blocked an Idaho law last year. Mississippi’s Senate Bill 2536 is set to become law July 1, although a legal challenge is possible.
But here’s the kicker (so to speak):
Republican legislators who pushed the bill gave no evidence of any transgender athletes competing in Mississippi schools or universities.
The GQP is legislating a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist.
But some good news:
March 10, 2021 (New York) — Today, more than 500 student-athletes sent a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert and the NCAA Board of Governors calling for the institution to uphold its nondiscrimination policy and publicly refuse to host championships in states with bans against trans athletes. Please find the full student-athlete letter below, press release here and exclusive coverage in Sports Illustrated here.
The Yutes of Today are a lot better people than many of us Yutes of Yesterday.