The bill, which passed through the House of Representatives last week, says that, if a student’s sex is disputed, a doctor must sign off on the child’s internal and external reproductive anatomy, their testosterone levels, and their genetic makeup in order for them to continue playing the sport.
The bill is not law just yet. It will now go to a vote in the state Senate in a few months, when it reconvenes after a recess.“It’s bad enough to target trans girls, but you understand this bill targets all girls, right?
Or at least all the girls who are ‘too good’ at the sport,” Noah continued, speculating that adults may weaponize the bill against certain athletes to win games. “It’s only a matter of time before a softball pitcher strikes out three girls in a row and then a parent’s gonna rush the field like, ‘Genital check!
No way she’s throwing 95 with two X chromosomes!'” he said.Noah also questioned what doctors would even be willing to perform such an examination on a child, wondering if it might be the “dude wearing the ‘female body inspector’ T-shirts.” He then explained that there was, obviously, backlash to the bill, including from doctors who said they would refuse to perform any genital checks on children under the provisions of the bill.