Unlike the several Republican-led states who have passed bills targeting and banning trans girls from girls’ sports this year, North Carolina has decided not to move ahead on its similar bill. The stated reason? It’s not an actual problem that legislators need to address, and a total waste of time. Congratulations to North Carolina’s Republicans on acknowledging reality, for once!
In announcing that the bill was dead, the state’s Republican House Speaker Tim Moore admitted that it was being killed because it was an absolutely unnecessary piece of legislation. Via the News & Observer, emphasis my own:
Moore said what actually took place behind the scenes is that legislative staffers reached out to sports regulatory organizations to find out how large of a problem North Carolinians had with having transgender females playing on female sports teams.
Moore said they found no complaints.