Kansas Republican Legislators Voted Last Wednesday To Ban Transgender Athletes

Contributor II

Last Wednesday, Republican lawmakers in Kansas voted to reject Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a bill banning transgender athletes from participating in women's and girls' sports from kindergarten to college. The law will become effective on July 1, and about 19 other states have passed similar legislation. In addition, Kansas lawmakers proposed to end gender-affirming care for minors and restrict restroom use. Transgender and gender non-conforming people may avoid public spaces out of fear of being outed against their wishes. White privilege offers distinct social advantages and protection, reducing the expectation of rejection. The Human Rights Campaign has recorded over 256 cases of fatal violence against trans people since 2013 in the U.S., and 84% of those victims were people of colour. Ending gender discrimination and racism intersect.