Governor Kay Ivey corrected a tweet from ESPN on Tuesday falsely claiming the recently signed Alabama law prohibiting biological men from participating in female collegiate sports would prohibit women from competing on female sports teams.
“Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation on Tuesday that will ban transgender women from playing on female sports teams in college,” ESPN tweeted. “This expands the state’s existing ban on transgender athletes on K-12 sports teams.”
Ivey, using her campaign Twitter account, quoted the tweet with her correction.
“Let me fix that,” Ivey tweeted, tagging ESPN’s Twitter account. “Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation on Tuesday that will ban biological MEN from playing on FEMALE sports teams in college.”
Ivey signed the new law on Tuesday. It was originally a bill sponsored by State Rep. Susan DuBose (R-Hoover) and requires all public two-year and four-year higher education institutions to prevent biological males from competing in female athletic competitions.
The law will go into effect on August 1.
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