A Minnesota lawmaker has introduced a bill that will ban transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports and criminalize biological males using female restrooms, locker rooms and shower rooms.
Republican State Rep. Eric Lucero’s bill, HR 1657, asserts that “male” is defined as a person with a “heterogametic sex chromosome pair consisting of one X chromosome and one Y chromosome.”
The Hill reports that “the bill would ban transgender students who identify as women from trying out for or participating in female-only school sports. It would make doing so a petty misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $300.”
“The bill would also prohibit a transgender student from using communal areas such as restrooms, locker rooms and shower rooms that are designated female. It would make doing so a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in prison and a $1,000 fine,” the report continues.
The state is controlled by Democrats, so it is unlikely to be signed into law.
Multiple states are seeking to pass laws barring biological males from participating in girl’s sports after the House passed the Equality Act last Thursday, allowing transgender people to participate in the sports teams they personally identify with.
Mississippi has already passed a law banning transgender athletes from girls’ or women’s sports at schools and universities.
Wisconsin also had legislation introduced on Tuesday that would ban transgender athletes from participating in girls’ and women’s sports from kindergarten through college.