House Bill 972 would have required athletes to compete only on those teams that correspond with their biological sex.

Posted BY: LifeSite

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (LifeSiteNews) — Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill to prevent men who identify as women from competing on women’s sports teams.

House Bill 972, sponsored by Cumberland County Republican Barbara Gleim, would have required athletes to compete only on those teams that correspond with their biological sex.

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Gov. Wolf shot down the measure on Friday, arguing in a press release that the “transphobic” bill had been designed by Republicans “to bully and oppress vulnerable children.”

“These members should be ashamed of themselves for proposing and voting on policies that are discriminatory, unnecessary, and incredibly harmful,” said Wolf, who last year vetoed GOP-led bills to protect election integrity and ban discriminatory vaccine passports.

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