Chris Sununu hints he will sign law banning transgender sports in New Hampshire – NewBostonPost

A bill that would ban men who identify as transgender from participating in girls' interscholastic sports in grades 5 through 12 has reached New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sunni's desk, and he has indicated he will will possibly bring it into force.

The measure, New Hampshire House Bill 1205, passed in the New Hampshire Senate by a vote of 13-10 and in the New Hampshire House of Representatives by a vote of 189-182. All Republicans present for the vote supported the bill, while all Democrats opposed it.

Sununu has not explicitly said he supports the bill, but he has indicated it will become law.

“It's a question of sport itself, right? What other physical advantages are there… and what other safety issues might there be?” Sununu told In Depth NH. “There are many sports that can be practiced very easily co-educational and that can traditionally be carried out without any problems because there are no issues of fairness and safety. These issues are not a concern, but I believe the legislation, to my knowledge, speaks to where such concerns exist. I don't know the exact wording, but I think it takes into account what I think would be the right path.” The bill would go into effect 30 days after enactment. That means even if Sununu signs the bill this week, it wouldn't stop Kearsarge Regional men's track and field high jumper Maelle Jacques from potentially winning another state championship on Thursday, May 23. Jacques won a state championship in the high jump last winter.

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