The South Dakota House voted again to pass a bill banning biological males from women’s sports, rejecting Gov. Kristi Noem’s “style and form” veto and sending it back to her desk.
The House voted 67-2 in favor of sending the bill back to Noem’s desk for her signature while rejecting changes she proposed that critics said would gut the bill. The bill, H.B. 1217, dubbed the Fairness in Women’s Sports act, was meant to protect the integrity of women’s sports by effectively banning transgender females from competing on women’s teams from the collegiate level down.