On Tuesday, Republican South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill banning biological men from participating in women’s sports.
The Save Women’s Sports Act, or H4608, introduced earlier this year, requires that students compete against their own biological sex in sports.
“Athletic teams or sports designated for males, men, or boys shall not be open to students of the female sex, unless no team designated for females in that sport is offered at the school in which the student is enrolled,” the bill says. “Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex.”
Before the bill passed the South Carolina state Senate earlier this month, McMaster said, “I think the girls ought to play girls and the boys ought to play boys. That’s the way we’ve always done it.”
When the governor was asked if he meant biological boys, he responded, “are there any other kind?”
In response to the passage of the bill, Ivy Hill, a leader of over 30 groups committed to pushing an LGBTQ political agenda, falsely claimed, “Transgender youth are not a threat to fairness in sports, and this law now needlessly stigmatizes young people who are simply trying to navigate their adolescence, make friends, and build skills like teamwork and leadership, winning and losing.”
It should be noted that exposure to testosterone levels can have permanent performance enhancing effects, including a permanent increase in the number of myonuclei in muscles.