Advocates for transgender students protest legislation under consideration in South Dakota

March 1, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dozens of advocates for transgender students protested in Sioux Falls and around the state to speak out against legislation that prohibits transgender girls from participating in female sports at public schools.

The bill has already passed the House and was sent to a Senate committee.

The legislation means female sports would only be available to participants who are female based on their biological gender at birth.

The bill’s sponsors say it will promote fairness in female sports.

Opponents of the bill include the American Civil Liberties Union which says the bill is unconstitutional.