Thursday, May 06, 2021

South Carolina trans community & allies speak out against bill during legislative committee meeting

On Thursday morning, South Carolina state Senators held a committee meeting to discuss a bill which would ban trans girls from playing in high school and middle school sports. A bill similar to this had already been killed five times - two being in the state House of Representatives.

But lawmakers did not take a vote because there were so many people signed up to speak about the bill. According to The State:

A panel of senators on the Education Committee heard about two hours of testimony on the bill Thursday before deciding to come back in the summer to take up the issue again. Lawmakers did not take a vote on the bill, sponsored by Sen. Richard Cash, R-Anderson.

 I should mention the proponents of the bill and what they said, but why bother. You know who they are - legislators supporting the bill and a person from the local "traditional values for moral integrity blah blah blah" group who repeat the same lying talking points about the so-called unfairness to cis female athletes (without any proof, mind you.)

The real story are those who came out against the bill. These folks did not come to play Here are just a few of those who spoke:

 What happens next is anybody's guess. But based upon what happened during the hearing, the momentum seems to be in the corner of those who oppose this bill. Not matter what  though, props must be given to the South Carolina transgender community and their allies. In a Southern red state which no one on the national scene seems to care about, they are still bringing it.

In the long run, that is how you win.

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