Advertisement

Viral

Updated on: Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 01:24 PM IST

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed for signing bill banning trans athletes from women's sports

Representational Photo | Photo: Unsplash/@jeffreyflin

Representational Photo | Photo: Unsplash/@jeffreyflin

Advertisement

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed the 'Fairness in Women’s Sports Act' that bars transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s sports. DeSantis, a Republican, has described it as an effort to protect female sports.

As per a Washington Times report, at the event, DeSantis said, “I can tell you that in Florida, girls are going to play girls’ sports, and boys are going to play boys’ sports.”

American Principles Project President Terry Schilling, who attended the bill-signing, said Mr. DeSantis “has solidified his reputation as a fearless conservative who will face down attacks from the woke elite in order to do what’s right for his constituents.”

“Gov. DeSantis has sent a message to the woke elite: attack us at your peril,” Mr. Schilling said in a statement.

“While economic boycott threats might have worked against a single state, the strength of many state leaders standing together to defend women’s sports is certain to neutralize the left’s favourite playbook.”

The American Civil Liberties Union and LGBTQ groups have opposed this law calling it discriminatory. Many Florida citizens have also taken to social media to oppose this move.

Here's how people are reacting to the news. Have a look.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Published on: Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 01:24 PM IST
Advertisement