“When everybody who walks onto a court or field knows with confidence that it is a fair playing field, I won’t regret the anger or the rudeness that has come my way,” Rep. Kera Birkeland, R-Morgan, who sponsored the bill, told her colleagues on the House floor. “Because I know this is the right thing to do."
Rep. Rex Shipp, R-Cedar City, is running a separate bill aimed at transgender youth. His bill, HB92, would make it “unprofessional conduct” for a person to perform a “transgender procedure on a minor,” such as hormone therapy for minors who are considering transitioning or a procedure altering their sex characteristics. That bill has not yet received a committee hearing.