Gov. Kristi Noem Says She Will Sue if Biden Cuts Funding to States That Don’t Allow Biological Males to Play on Girls Sports Teams

  • Last month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said they will be interpreting Title IX funding “to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
  • This means that schools would potentially be at risk of losing federal funding for free-and-reduced price meals for kids if they do not allow boys to play on girls teams. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) feeds more than 29 million children in the United States each day.
  • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says she will sue the Biden administration if they cut federal funding to states that don’t allow biological males to compete in girls sports.
  • In February, Governor Noem passed a law requiring students to participate in sports based on their sex at birth.

Several Tampa Bay Rays players decline to wear LGBTQ logos on uniforms for Pride Night, reports say

  • Several players on the Tampa Bay Rays did not wear LGBTQ logos on their uniforms for the team’s Pride Night celebration during Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.
  • According to the Tampa Bay Times, at least five Rays baseball players – pitchers Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs and Ryan Thompson – declined to wear the uniforms which featured rainbow logos on the caps and jerseys.
  • Adam addressed the situation on behalf of the players who opted out, telling the Tampa Bay Times that it was a “faith-based decision” and that it wasn’t “judgmental.”