The attorney-generals of 14 states have filed an amicus brief in support of an Idaho law that prevents biological males who identify as girls and women from playing on female high school and college sports teams.
The “friend of the court” brief, written by the office of Nebraska Attorney General Douglas Peterson, argues that states are legally allowed to draw distinctions on the basis of biological sex, according to Big Country News.
The brief urges the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse Idaho U.S. District Judge David Nye’s August injunction that blocks the enforcement of House Bill 500, also known as The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, while the case works its way through the courts.
“The act draws a straightforward distinction based on biological sex and prevents biological males (regardless of how they identify) from participating in women’s sports,” the brief declares. “Because of the average physiologically based differences in speed and strength between males and females, the act is one effective way to ensure fairness in women’s sports and to preserve equal athletic opportunities for women.
The states of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia also cosigned the brief.
HB 500 passed earlier this year and would have gone into effect on July 1, but Judge Nye had not ordered an injunction against the law.
Even if the states are successful in their request to the Ninth Circuit Court, Big Country News notes that a potential Biden presidency will not take the law lightly.
“On his first day in office, Biden will reinstate the Obama-Biden guidance revoked by the Trump-Pence Administration, which will restore transgender students’ access to sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity,” the Biden campaign’s “plan to advance LGBTQ+ equality” declares.
There is still a long road ahead to defend American culture from this science-denying, biology-bending agenda. Pray for the Lord’s hand to work a miracle in our judicial system!!
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