Trans-teen sues Gov. DeSantis for protecting women’s sports

MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 29: Governor Ron DeSantis gives a briefing regarding Hurricane Dorian to the media at National Hurricane Center on August 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Hurricane Dorian is expected to become a Category 4 as it approaches Florida in the upcoming days. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 10:43 AM PT – Saturday, July 3, 2021

A 13-year-old transgender girl is suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over a law he signed protecting biological women in sports. The recently filed federal lawsuit alleged the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act discriminates against a Florida teen who is transgender.

Democrats have attacked the law along with DeSantis and the state Republican Party as discriminatory against the trans community. In response, DeSantis said the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act promotes “equality of athletic opportunities.”

“The bill that we’re doing today will ensure fairness for women athletes for years to come in the state of Florida,” said DeSantis. “It says that athletic teams or sports that are designated for females are open to females, and we’re gonna go based on biology not based off ideology.”

Florida is one of over 25 states that have made moves to ban biological boys from competing in women’s sports regardless of gender identity.

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