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Montana Governor Signs Anti-Trans Sports Bill Into Law

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status was updated online, but Gianforte has not made any statement about it.The bill affects sports teams in public schools and state colleges and universities as well as any private school that competes against them.

It says teams must be designated for males, females, or a mix of genders, and that “athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls may not be open to students of the male sex,” meaning trans females.Such legislation is based on the perception that trans females have an inherent and unfair advantage over their cisgender counterparts, something that activists and scientists say is not so.

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