Gov. noem on title 9,
5:21PM Mar 22, 2021
The Constitution says specifically that a style and form revision is whatever the legislature says it is. So if they choose to accept the style and form revision, it is appropriate, it is the right thing to do. It's up to their definition of what they choose to accept. Now,
of course in this work.
It's a, it's a coalition of people that will be athletes professional athletes like the ones you've heard from today but more beyond that collegiate and high squat invite everybody to go to the website, sign up to be a part of this coalition, share it with all your social media platforms because we want more people to be involved. There are also other leaders, I'll be asking other governors to stand up and to support me. And in this coalition and building this agreement on defending Title Nine and also Attorney General's I think it's incredibly important we get Attorney General's involved as well so I've spoken with many governors already we've got a couple of them that have said that they're supportive and will be a part of the coalition and I'm glad for that.
So you mentioned serving the demands of the bill based on limitation. So, as recently as last year, in most opposition. There's a rule that based on Title Seven that discrimination against transgender people is still based on weight making things that the bill or the loving us proposed would not be struck down by.
What makes me think that it would not be struck down by the court, because I'm making decisions on the K 12 system that I have full authority over here in the state of South Dakota enacting within, you know the our state boundaries to enact policies going forward. So that's why if the statute was signed into law, that would be appropriate if we're going beyond that to the collegiate level we could do that. Just know that we could face retaliation, it's more than likely, and then at that point in time we would have to sue, which would be a cost to the taxpayers which based on advice from legal scholars across the country, and constitutional and conservative scholars. They believe that our chances of winning that type of litigation would be small. When you hear requests the respective scholars who are. We will be announcing them soon but there have been many. Yes,
taking the money that you're using to fight the marijuana law that the majority of South Dakotans voted to enact, would you take that money that you're using to prosecute that and drop the lawsuit to fight the defense.
I'm not spending any money to fight marijuana in fact this year though.
So would you,
that was based on constitutional reasons that well if you remember, is when I get sworn in as governor. I take an oath to uphold the Constitution says a coalition of people there is no state funds going to this, there is no resources that we're using. Beyond that, this will be a coalition of people working together to defend Title Nine and AI, that is a federal law that has created opportunities for women that I think a lot of people would like to have a discussion on upholding this show
every time, appropriate for trans play.
You know there's a biologically, is that what you're asking, Joe, I believe girls should play girls sports based on their birth certificates, with all my opening statement, I talked about the differences
there's no impediment
or a transfer, how do you who determines that though, who determines.
I don't see one where there wouldn't be a competitive advantage but who would determine that, how we would come to that what boxes do you have to check you could see the convoluted processes you would get into
all 17 Does go into law.
Are you worried at all about the economic impact that can have on South Dakota and I know for a fact could be millions of dollars with a summer league and NFC and division two wrestling.
The way that I've issued the style and form revisions, no I'm not concerned about the income, impact on South Dakota.
Have you had any conversations with people that are involved in those tournaments going here
through this whole process.
Can you say,
No, I didn't ask them if I could share their names today but yes we've had multiple conversations with them and with others, discussing what the legal ramifications challenges are and of course a lot of it's been public too. There was some public comments that were made after Idaho passed its law. There's been some discussions that have been made since Mississippi, as well, have passed their law, you know, we, it's not a secret as to how the NCAA feels about these types of state laws.
You just mentioned, other states already have those governor's starting
on Idaho is in a legal challenge right now and yes state race for Mississippi has signed on to the coalition Governor Stitt from Oklahoma has indicated his support as well, there's several other governors that are having the coalition go through their legal General Counsel recommendations but they're generally supportive of the idea,
were criticized by. Now, with this coalition in the
forefront of this issue.
I wonder when you came up with this coalition.
Did you think about the impact on transgender people. And did you consider that using this issue that
would affect their lives
in would be done for political computer.
Oh, it's not for political expediency or gain and absolutely I do think about them that's why this coalition is specifically formed around girls playing girls sports. It's on the differences between men and women, and the competitiveness of of how they physically are built. It's not a transgender bill and if you were to put it in that context that would be completely inaccurate. It is specifically about protecting Title Nine, and about women playing women's sports. It is not about transgender, and that is there's nothing in this coalition, or in this discussion today that has to do with that issue.
But, normally this would affect. You bet. Go ahead Herschel, you're talking about. And it's sort of like they're taking you in another direction and what you're doing is 100% Correct. Because, what would you consider, and this is a chance generally considered a chance to win, I suppose. And it's sort of like a week ago, that if they start doing something like this. You can take myself as an example, at my age today. Now, classify myself as a woman, and go into the inner limits, and probably to win a gold medal of certainty event today saying I'm a woman so what a transgender to be able to compete in Title man, so that's why we have to protect defenders of women, and with title.
Thank you Herschel, we appreciate that
If it doesn't affect transgender people who does.
It affects women, for years, for decades, women have fought for an equal playing field for equal opportunities for scholarship money for programs they can participate in, and to be treated the same as men. That's what Title Nine is all about. And it's being threatened by some of the conversations that are happening at the national level different policies that are happening, part of the decision making process that happens within the NCAA on where tournaments go, how it's determined their inclusivity party policies, how vague they are and how they've been used in the past. That's why it's important to have an honest conversation about Title Nine, and make sure we're having a discussion to defend it and keep that right for women out there
creating different growth
trends transgender girls who want to play in girls sports leads, it will affect girls being able to continue to play girls sports, and that's how we believe that girls sports should be defined.
Alright guys, thank