"This bill didn’t come from the experts at our schools, our athletes- It came from politicians trying to score political points"
"I think every day about the kids who are still there who haven't made out, who haven't escaped from this kind of bigotry"
The bill is a carbon copy of the anti-trans bills sweeping the nation this past year and ignores the policies that were already in place
House Speaker Ralston compared the decision to how the NCAA regulates transgender participation in college sports
“Today alone, on the eve of Transgender Day of Visibility, three anti-trans bills were signed into law across the country"
"Legislators have decided that harming Oklahoma’s most vulnerable children and their families is worthwhile if it’s politically helpful"
Although Twitter deleted the post and Foster's reply in the thread, he has continued to tweet ad hominem transphobic remarks
“We’re talking about legislating bullying against children who are already struggling just to get by” one lawmaker said
The legislation prohibits “a student of the male sex from competing against another school on a team designated for female students”
"Lawmakers should stop meddling in the lives of innocent kids and focus on more pressing issues that pose legitimate threats in Kentucky”