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SD Governor Noem refuses to sign transgender bill so that SD can win NCAA games

Kristi Noem has likely now taken herself out of consideration for President or Vice President in 2024.

The chatter on Twitter and elsewhere is that Governor Kristi Noem has sealed her political fate by refusing to sign a bill that would ban biological males from playing in sports with biological females. Her reasoning? If it becomes the law, South Dakota teams might not win. No, really. That’s the reasoning.

FOX NEWS

The staunch conservative took issue with the wording of the legislation, alleging it left schools and team players vulnerable to lawsuits, and created “unworkable administrative burden[s] on schools” by forcing them to require yearly forms proving sex, age and lack of “performance-enhancing drugs.”

But most notably, she rejected their calls for bans at the collegiate level, telling lawmakers it could mean South Dakota athletes lose out in national tournaments, as the NCAA has inclusion policies for transgender student athletes.

I think they could have done without using the term “staunch conservative” to describe her given this turn of events.

PHOTO CREDIT: Ted Eytan

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