An anti-transgender measure that is making its way through the Tennessee legislature has a new backer: Gov. Bill Lee. Talking to reporters Wednesday, Lee spoke against transgender athletes, saying that he thinks their participation would put back in place a glass ceiling for women’s participation in middle and high school sports.
The Tennessee legislature is bringing back a measure that would require transgender youth to play in sports teams that match their sex assigned at birth. The bill (HB 3/SB 228) was initially introduced last year, but the pandemic made it stall.