Gov. Henry McMasters, a Republican, also managed to misgender trans youth in the process.
In a message posted on YouTube, Geter's mother said, “no one should ever take somebody’s life because of what they are.”
Republican senators mostly balked at the House-passed bill that would codify marriage equality into federal law, but a narrow path to overcome a filibuster seems to exist.
The bill is similar to a number of anti-trans sports bills signed into law in GOP-led states across the country.
“We know that fans of NASCAR look different, they love different, they're differently able ... This gives us an opportunity to let them know that we see them as well as support them.”