PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some Pennsylvania lawmakers are introducing a bill to ban transgender girls from competing in women’s school sports teams. The bill bars anyone assigned male at birth from competing with female players.
Critics say anti-trans bans like these harm transgender students and are unnecessary.READ MORE: Search On For Driver Of Car That Killed Pedestrian, 52, In Brooklyn
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has been a supporter of trans rights and will not sign the bill.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Officer In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed By Suspect Following Crash
The governor’s office released a statement regarding the bill.MORE NEWS: 12-Year-Old Shot In Brooklyn Remains Hospitalized, Police Searching For Gunman
“The governor has been clear – hate has no place in Pennsylvania, and that includes discrimination. Any legislation designed to deny opportunities to certain children is both disturbing and dangerous. Trans youth should know that they belong, that they are valued, and that their participation in school activities is welcomed. The governor would veto this type of legislation.”