Idaho Becomes First State to Protect Women’s Sports From Transgender Agenda

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    Idaho Gov. Brad Little has given women athletes renewed hope. Faced with a politically correct culture that is denying women the right to a fair playing field in sports, the Republican governor signed into law new protections for them.

    Recognizing “inherent differences between men and women,” Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act provides that “athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex.”

    The measure, which Little signed into law Monday, applies to all of the state’s interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, and club teams at the high school and college levels.

    Idaho is the first state to prevail against forces working to stop similar bills across the country that seek to right the wrong girls face when state policies force them to compete in women’s sports against athletes who are biological males.

    Getting this bill across the finish line wasn’t easy.

    Proponents led by state Rep. Barbara Ehardt, a former Division 1 athlete and coach, bucked powerful activists in the business community, including Chobani, Clif Bar & Co., HP Inc., and Micron Technology Inc. But legislators overwhelmingly sided with female athletes and all who support them—moms, dads, coaches, fans, and Idaho citizens, including my parents and extended family.

    Little and state legislators rejected the threats of corporate activists who, in the name of “diversity and inclusion,” claim without proof that laws recognizing birth sex as a biological fact will cost the state business.

    What big business ignores is the opportunities lost in sports for women and girls. Its social justice agenda drowns out the voices of women who should be protected under sex discrimination laws, not exploited by them.

    To their enormous credit, Idaho leaders withstood the pressure and have paved the way for other states to follow.

    Proponents should be emboldened by U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who recently intervened in a related federal court case to state emphatically that Title IX prohibits the injustice in women’s sports condoned by corporate activists.

    On March 24, the Justice Department filed a Statement of Interest in a Connecticut lawsuit challenging that state’s participation rules in sports.

    High school athletes Selina Soule, Chelsea Mitchell, and Alanna Smith have faced the sting of defeat and been denied state titles in girls track because they had to compete with biological males. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference requires schools to allow athletes to participate in sports according to the “gender” with which they publicly identify.

    For the past several seasons, Connecticut has allowed male runners to compete and win as transgender athletes in girls track. In fact, female athletes in every state in the Northeast region have been forced to compete under the same circumstances and under similar rules. Many also have lost their rightful place across the finish line and on the podium.

    Congress passed Title IX in 1972 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, in large part to ensure equal opportunities in athletics and education for female students. It extends to programs operated or sponsored by schools receiving federal funding, which includes every K-12 public school and virtually all colleges and universities in the country.

    In evaluating the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s policy, the Justice Department concluded:

    CIAC’s construction of Title IX as requiring the participation of students on athletic teams that reflect their gender identity would turn the statute on its head. One of Title IX’s core purposes is to ensure that women have an ‘equal athletic opportunity’ to participate in school athletic programs. … Reading Title IX to compel schools to require biological males to compete against biological females in athletic competitions is precisely the type of interpretation that this Court should reject.

    The Justice Department’s instruction to the Connecticut federal court carries a warning for all states to heed. Inherent, physiological differences between the sexes still matter. Title IX expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and is being violated by schools and state policies that allow male athletes to compete in women’s sports.

    The Justice Department’s action has dignified Little’s bold action to enact the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, which will protect equal opportunity in sports for female athletes in Idaho.

    Other states have the opportunity, and responsibility, to get on track.
     
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      This is an OUTRAGE! Why can't Billy play with the girls? He's a girl!
       
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        I'm now a big fan of Brad Little. Someone who had the balls to stand up to insanity.
         
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                Good for you Gov. Little. But me thinks there could be some lawsuits and backlash from some like the following.

                 
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                  Beat me to it.
                   
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                    The Dept of Energy held their national IT convention in Boise last summer.
                    Five things stood out:

                    1. How well run the city and state are...very clean town and well organized
                    2. Republican governor Brad Little showed up to speak to us and thanked everyone for visiting "my state" and how proud he was of the Idaho National Laboratory and the work they do
                    3. I spoke to various residents that week and everyone was very proud to be an Idahoan
                    4. Boise is pronounced Boy-see, not Boy-zee. Never knew that...
                    5. That's some damn fine looking country out there and it's affordable


                    (FYI: Gov Little played this video for us - after this call, Garth scheduled a second night):

                     
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                      DNA should determine all. Society cannot select when science is to be tossed.
                       
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                        This one seems like a no brainer, and yet......

                        lets simplify

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                            Louisiana lawmaker fights to protect women's college sports
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                            • A female lawmaker is pushing a bill that would bar transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams at Louisiana schools.
                            • Critics of HB 466 claim that the proposal is "illegal."
                            • Louisiana State Rep. Beryl Amedee, a Republican, recently introduced a bill that would prevent transgender female athletes from playing on women’s sports teams. Sen. Beth Mizell, also a Republican, pre-filed a similar bill in February, which was sent to committee on March 9.
                            • House Bill 466, or the “Save Women’s Sports Act,” would “require that schools designate interscholastic or intramural athletic teams according to the biological sex of the students,” mandate “that teams that are designated for females are not open to participation by biological males,” and protect schools from retaliation by licensing and accrediting bodies.

                              “Some have suggested that somehow this harms the move toward equality of the sexes. It doesn’t."


                              As reported by the Daily Comet, the bill, if signed into law, would apply to all public universities, and would conflict with league rules.

                              According to NCAA guidelines, a transitioning female athlete must undergo one full year of testosterone suppression treatment before being permitted on a women’s team. If passed, state law would take precedence over this rule.

                              This legislation also lays out guidelines for determining a student's biological sex. It may require a licensed physician’s statement confirming the student's reproductive anatomy, normal levels of "endogenously produced" testosterone and an examination of the student's genetic makeup.

                              Amedee has faced plenty of criticism for this proposal, claiming that people have suggested the bill carries sexist implications.

                              “Some have suggested that somehow this harms the move toward equality of the sexes. It doesn’t. It actually furthers and promotes the equality of the sexes by providing opportunities for females to truly participate as athletes on a level playing field,” Amedee told the Daily Comet.

                              Campus Reform reached out to the National Center for Transgender Equality's deputy executive director Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, who called the bill illegal.

                              Campus Reform reached out to Amedee for comment. She did not respond in time for publication.

                            • “Transgender youth simply want to play on a team with their peers like any other young person,” Heng-Lehtinen told Campus Reform. “This legislation is discriminatory and illegally targets transgender young people. We know that participation in sports has a positive impact on young people. It teaches lessons like hard work, determination, and discipline. A ban like this hurts kids for no good reason.” :blahblah:
                             
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                              The LGBTQ community is gunning for those female schollies.:bwahaha:
                               
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                                    College of Charleston used to have some beautiful coeds that the cadets from Citadel seemed to do well with. This professor is a sick fuk
                                     
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                                      CoC is still loaded with the coeds ... Its one of the most beautiful cities in the country ... more so in August when they are moving back in. Citadel punks are still a bunch of punks that do 4 years in a military school then rarely join the military. Rich son's school.

                                      Yeah ... everyone here (including myself) despises her thighness. Last season, if he showed up at any of the local races most of the girls packed there stuff up and left refusing to race. Her thighness *****es and moans about it and everyone tells him to STFU. Nobody, except a couple other locals that everyone despises, will ride with him anymore. He is an overall POS human being.
                                       
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                                        How utterly stupid to allow biological males to take all the trophies.
                                        This especially is confusing since all athletes are supposed to be "drug-free". Certainly, artificial dosing with testosterone counts as drug-enhanced performance??
                                         
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                                          You should show up at one of his track meets and point & scream "Fraud! Fraud!"
                                           

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