A Republican responsible for signing bills passed by the South Dakota State Legislature only wants those who were born female to join women’s competitive sports.
Gov. Kristi Noem confirmed plans to prohibit non-biological females from competing in physical exercise and skill against those who were born women.
“In South Dakota, we are celebrating #InternationalWomensDay by defending women’s sports,” she said on Twitter.
The remarks came after the South Dakota Senate voted 20 for and 15 against state House Bill 1217, which promotes “continued fairness in women’s sports.”
“I am excited to sign this bill very soon,” Noem said.
The governor’s office revealed the legislation would be a game-changer for the Mount Rushmore State and send a clear message about fair play to the entire nation.
“We anticipate that when Governor Noem signs the bill, South Dakota will be the first state this year to pass legislation of this sort,” a representative for Noem said according to Fox News.
State Rep. Rhonda Milstead (R) successfully introduced the bill, which passed the South Dakota House in February with 50 votes for and 17 against.
The nonprofit American Principles Project (APP) applauded the proposed legislation for stopping non-biological females from taking advantage of their greater strength and stamina to defeat fellow competitors who were born women.
“Protecting equal opportunity and a fair playing field is more important than surrendering to a radical, left-wing ideology that seeks to erase biological reality,” APP Executive Director Terry Schilling said in a statement.
Schilling expressed concern about what he called the current Biden administration’s disregard for a woman’s right to a fair sports match.
“It is no exaggeration to say that women’s sports are more endangered now than at any point in our lifetimes, thanks to the actions of Joe Biden and Democrats in Washington,” he said. “Fortunately, brave leaders are beginning to step forward in defense of female athletes—leaders like Gov. Kristi Noem.”
He believes more states and territories should follow South Dakota’s example to ban non-biological woman from competing in female sports.
“APP commends Gov. Noem for taking a strong stand on this issue, and we encourage other states to follow South Dakota’s example,” he said.
Noem is a fan of taking a moral stance and previously refused to introduce extreme lockdown measures, borrow huge amounts of money, and make generations of taxpayers pay the bill to help contain the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus.
The governor instead advocated for residents to learn to fend for themselves instead of always relying on the government to take care of everyone since South Dakota has some of the nation’s lowest infection and death rates.
“Rather than following the pack and mandating harsh rules, South Dakota provides our residents with information about what is happening on the ground in our state—the science, facts, and data,” she said in an opinion article published by the Wall Street Journal.
“Then, we ask all South Dakotans to take personal responsibility for their health, the health of their loved ones, and—in turn—the health of our communities,” Noem said.