Southern University College of Business E-Journal


In the Summer of 2021, many states across the nation entered into a cultural, social, and legal war pitting the rights of female athletes against those of transgender athletes. Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards vetoed the legislation here in the state of Louisiana. In a special Veto session of the Louisiana Legislature, the House voted 68-30 to override, and the Senate 26-12 to override the Governor’s veto. Tthe Veto session failed as the House could not deliver on the minimum 70 votes they had promised and which were needed to override the Governor veto. Although the session ended upon the vote, several of the parties have sworn that the fight is not over and the legal issues were not addressed. The proponents vow to bring the Fairness in Women’s Sports Acts back to the forefront again next year. We are going to go back, review, analyze, and take a look at some of those issues.