Human Rights Campaign to Sue Florida After DeSantis Signs Bill Protecting Women’s Sports

Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David speaks during a Tennessee round table discussion and rally on Friday, May 21, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn. (John Amis/AP Images for The Human Rights Campaign)
John Amis/AP Images for The Human Rights Campaign

Appearing Wednesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Human Rights Campaign president Alphonso David announced the organization will sue the state of Florida after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation designed to protect women’s sports.

A transcript is as follows:

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Let’s talk about a lawsuit. State of Florida. What’s going on?

ALPHONSO DAVID: Yesterday, Governor DeSantis signed a bill into law that would ban transgender female athletes from participating in sports consistent with their gender identity. Now, you would ask, “why is he doing this?” He’s doing this for political gain. All of the medical associations, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, they all oppose these bills. It’s not based on science. And yet, he’s advancing this bill and now signed this bill, which is blatantly unlawful, it’s arbitrary, and based on bias. So we’re suing him and bringing the state of Florida to court.

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