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Tennessee Gov. Signs Transgender Sports Bill Requiring Athletes to Prove Their Biological Sex

Christian Headlines - On Friday, the governor of Tennessee signed a bill into law that will prohibit trans athletes from competing in sports according to their chosen gender identity.

The bill, SB0228, requires student-athletes to prove their biological sex to participate in middle and high school sports.

“This bill requires, for the purposes of participation in a middle school or high school interscholastic athletic activity or event, that a student's gender be determined by the student's sex at the time of the student's birth, as indicated on the student's original birth certificate,” a summary of the legislation states.

“If a birth certificate does not appear to be the student's original birth certificate or does not indicate the student's sex at birth, the student must provide other evidence to indicate the student's sex,” it continued. “The student or the student's parent or guardian must pay the cost associated with providing evidence.”

Earlier this month, the bill passed through the state senate in a vote of 27-6.

Republican Gov. Bill Lee explained that he....READ MORE is brought to you by a group of Christian writers and editors who are dedicated to creating a well-rounded look at what’s happening across the globe from a Christian worldview. Our vision is to inform and inspire productive discussion about the current events and online trends that shape our lives, our churches and our world. includes blog posts about current events and Christian media, breaking news, feature articles, and guest commentaries, many written by respected Christian thinkers.



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