🚨 WEST VIRGINIA: HB2141 would force trans kids in elementary & secondary school to play on sports teams by their "original birth certificate." But let me tell you about what happens when they don't have a birth certificate that designates "male" or "female" :
If an elementary or secondary school KID’s original birth certificate issued does not designate male or female, then participation in sporting events with and/or against others must be established by a "valid genetic test sampled from the applying athlete’s own bodily tissue"...
... to establish whether the applying athlete’s chromosomal makeup is XX (female) or XY (male). (My note: only two options here in the bill) Also: "The valid genetic testing required by this section must be conducted by a certified genetic testing provider."
The valid genetic test of the applying athlete shall be paid for by the athlete (My note: Elementary & secondary students) or the athlete’s parent or guardian and provided by same to the school sponsoring the athletic program in which the applicant desires to participate.
Let's pause & recap: West Virginia wants elementary school kids to pay for their own (HA!) or have their parents pay for a verified genetic makeup test of the child's chromosomes so that a 4th grader can play sports with her friends in school.

OKAY. (This is WV HB2141, btw)
Any elementary school or secondary school that lets trans kids play in their affirmed gender is immediately ineligible to continue to receive public funds of any type from this state or a local government, and face a fine of up to $10,000.
If a state or local official allows a kid to play in violation of this law, they will lose their job and be ineligible to hold public office or a position as a school administrator or principal for a period of five years.
TLDR: West Virginia wants to ban trans school kids from playing with their friends & penalize any adult who allows it, as well as strip any public funding from the school, as well as fine up to $10k.
Because trans kids playing w/ their friends warrant this level of repercussion.
This one is BAD but there's a companion bill as well that bans high school & college athletes and demands an inspection of an athlete's internal & external reproductive organs as well as hormones & chromosomes to play high school, college, @ncaa, @NJCAA & other sports.
It would be weird not to be outraged that a state would demand a parent pay for a certified chromosome test so their elementary school kid can play with their friends in gym class, or that a state would demand a high school girl to have a genital inspection to play sports.

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