South Dakota house bill would base athletic participation on biological sex

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – A bill introduced in the South Dakota Legislature Wednesday would require student athletes across the state to sign a document stating their biological sex. It would also limit who can play in girls and women’s sports.

House Bill 1217 is being called ‘an act to promote continued fairness in women’s sports.’

“You’ve seen some things happening across the country and we don’t want them to happen in South Dakota. We want women to have a fair advantage when they compete,” Rep. Rhonda Milstead, (R) Hartford, said.