A state lawmaker in Minnesota has introduced a bill that would result in criminal charges for transgender athletes. State Rep. Eric Lucero introduced H.R. 1657 last week which aims to ban transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports. Under the proposed legislation, transgender students who identify as women would be banned from trying out for or participating in female-only school sports. Doing so would be considered a petty misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of three hundred dollars. Additionally, the bill would also prohibit a transgender student from using communal areas such as restrooms, locker rooms, and shower rooms that are designated female. Officials say the proposed legislation will unlikely become law as Democrats control the state House and the governor’s mansion. However, the news comes as multiple states are considering legislation restricting transgender youth from participating in athletics.
Transgender Athletes Could Face Criminal Charges Under New Bill
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-03T09:05:30-06:00March 3rd, 2021|