GOV. KEVIN STITT AMONG GROUP OF GOVERNORS PETITIONING NCAA TO CHANGE POLICY CONCERNING TRANS ATHLETES
Ch 9 - November 6, 2023 3:09 am
OKLAHOMA CITY –
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has joined the Republican governors of eight other state in petitioning the NCAA to change its policy concerning the inclusion of transgender students in athletic competitions.
Currently, the organization defers to the national governing body of each sport to determine how transgender athletes can participate.
In a letter from Stitt and the other Republican governors, they say the NCAA’s policy allows the organization to “avoid responsibility for ensuring fairness.”
In March of 2022, Stitt signed the Save Women’s Sports Act, banning transgender girls from playing in women’s school sports at every academic level and requires all students to legally attest to their biological sex before playing sports.
At the time, Stitt said he was not concerned about repercussions from the NCAA due to signing the bill.