Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves explains to reporters why he signed the first state bill in the U.S. this year to ban transgender athletes from competing on female sports teams, Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. From left standing behind Reeves are Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven, Rep. Jill Ford, R-Madison, Sen. Jenifer Branning, R-Philadelphia, Sen. Rita Potts Parks, R-Corinth, Rep. Dana McLean, R-Columbus and Sen. Angela Burks Hill, R-Picayune, who were among the legislation's supporters who attended the bill signing. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)