(7-12-22) Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor Tom Wolf vetoed a bill that would have barred biological male athletes who are transgender from competing in women’s sports, calling it discriminatory against “marginalized youth.”

Gov. Wolf said in a statement –

“I have been crystal clear during my time in office that hate has no place in Pennsylvania, especially discrimination against already marginalized youth representing less-than-half of 1 percent of Pennsylvania’s population,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement following his veto of the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.”

Wolf added lawmakers who voted for the bill-

“should be ashamed of themselves”

“incredibly harmful”

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One would ban transgender athletes from competing in sports that align with their gender identity.

State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton

“Sadly, Gov. Wolf predictably vetoed the ‘Fairness In Women Sports Act’, which shows his disregard for women athletes and the tremendous strides we have made in scholastic athletics during the past 50 years.”

“We will never stop fighting, and in the end, we will win this battle to keep competitive women’s sports fair, and exclusively female.”