She says it’s an issue of fairness. But the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa says it’s not about fairness, it’s about exclusion. The Interfaith Alliance held a news conference Thursday night. They said all children should be treated fairly.
Interfaith Alliance of Iowa calls for Gov. Reynolds to reconsider transgender sports ban Faith leaders and advocates say the new proposal would exclude and discriminate against young people at a time when they need support.
“The science and the experiences of trans athletes just does not support creating any kind of barrier to their participation in their youth … in their sports as their preferred gender,” said the Reverend Brigit Stevens, with United Church of Christ. Republican Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley says he’s unsure if they will pass such a bill.
There’s no current bill yet, but Governor Reynolds says she wants one signed into law this spring. They argue athletes who are transgender have played sports for the past decade without dominating or creating issues.
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