Monday on Political Rewind: More than 180,000 Georgians have voted in the runoff for U.S. Senate. Sen. Raphael Warnock is campaigning on-air and in person, while Herschel Walker has stayed out of the spotlight.
ATLANTA — A conservative public policy organization launched an ad campaign Monday praising Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and state Sen. Burt Jones, the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, for backing legislation aimed at transgender athletes.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp heads to Savannah ahead of #HurricaneIan. Plus, political ad spending reaches new heights. Meanwhile, the state election board works towards voters' confidence after the Coffee County breach.
Last month, the Georgia High School Association which oversees athletics in 465 schools across the state changed its rules to require students to play on a team that matches the gender assigned on their birth certificate.
The main athletic association for Georgia high schools voted Wednesday to ban transgender boys and girls from playing on the school sports teams matching their gender identity. The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) now says that students must play on teams that match the sex listed on their birth certificates at birth.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law Thursday a number of controversial education policies that have dominated election-year culture wars.
The Georgia Senate voted to pass a bill that would ban transgender athletes from participating in girls’ school sports. Senate Bill 435, sponsored by Sen. Marty Harbin (R-Tyrone) disallows children assigned male at birth from participating in girls’ sports. Democrat critics of the bill say that it is unnecessary and harmful to transgender children’s mental health.
Thursday on Political Rewind: A look at the slate of legislation in the General Assembly. Among those bills, we discussed a proposed parental "bill of rights” for Georgia schools. Gov. Brian Kemp said the legislation would allow parents a more active role in their child’s education, but critics warn the bill could cause a chill on free speech. Republican governors of other states, like Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida, are pushing similar legislation.
Americans strongly support trans service members being in the military — even as they say trans athletes should compete according to the sex listed on their birth certificates.