Arizona is joining a growing number of states, like Idaho and South Dakota, who are taking a stand against the absurdity of trans “girls” and “women” (biological males) competing against actual girls and women in sports. Naturally, in virtually every case this has been allowed to happen, the trans females completely dominate their biological female competition. Now, states are drafting legislation to stop this madness before women’s sports become irrelevant altogether.
Under the proposed Arizona law, transgender girls and women would be prohibited from participating on sports teams associated with their gender identity. The bill proposal was announced last week by GOP Rep. Nancy Barto and is co-sponsored by 22 other Republican House members.
AP News reports:
The Arizona legislation allows only biological women or girls to play on female teams, and requires a doctor’s note to prove a person is female if their birth sex is disputed. It allows lawsuits by students who believe they’ve missed opportunities because a transgender person is on a school team.
The measure is intended to prevent female athletes from being forced to compete against biological males, Barto said in a statement. It would apply to K-12 schools, community colleges and state universities but only to female teams.
She said most people view the issue as one of basic fairness.
“When this is allowed, it discourages female participation in athletics and, worse, it can result in women and girls being denied crucial educational and financial opportunities,” Barto’s statement said.
Republicans make up the majority in the state House and Senate.
Similar legislation has been proposed in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Washington state, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
The measures are part of a national campaign backed by the Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative religious freedom group.
Barto said she is working with the ADF and the Center for Arizona Policy, a powerful group at the state Capitol that lobbies for religious freedom and anti-abortion legislation, to push the proposal.
The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a federal discrimination complaint on behalf of girls in Connecticut who compete in track-and-field and say they have lost out on top finishes and possible college scholarships because of the state’s progressive, inclusive policies towards transgender individuals.
“Forcing female athletes to compete against biological males isn’t fair and destroys their athletic opportunities,” attorney Matt Sharp, the ADF’s state government relations director told The Associated Press in a recent news report. “Likewise, every child deserves a childhood that allows them to experience puberty and other natural changes that shape who they will become.”
We agree and that is why we are so encouraged to see so many states bucking against progressive gender theory and standing up for common sense and what is right.
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