Praise God! Yet another state is proposing legislation to stave off the outright domination of society by transgender people who demand acceptance and entry into virtually every space, especially competitive sports.
Idaho state Rep. Barbara Ehardt is the latest in a growing line of Republican legislators across the country to introduce a bill that would keep biological males out of girl’s sports.
“Boys and men will not be able to take the place of girls and women in sports because it’s not fair. We cannot physically compete against boys and men,” Ehardt told East Idaho News earlier this week.
“The inherent biological, scientific advantages that boys and men have over girls and women,” she added, “even if they were to take hormones, even if they were to spend a couple of years on estrogen, that’s not going to replace the inherent biological advantages that boys and men have.”
“Those biological boys, those men, can still compete (in sports), it will just have to be with those who look like them, that have the same large heart and lungs,” she continued.
Ehardt also declared that her bill is decidedly not anti-LGBTQ and that she has worked with and trained many LGBTQ athletes during her extensive tenure as a basketball coach.
“This has nothing to do with an anti-LGBT agenda. This is all about providing the opportunity for girls and women to continue to compete just as our counterparts, boys and men, are able to compete,” Ehardt said.
Contrary to what pro-trans squawkers may say, Ehardt’s view isn’t merely uninformed bigotry. A growing body of scientific research on the issue shows that biologically male athletes who identify as transgender do in fact retain physiological advantages over their actual female peers, even after going through hormone therapy.
It is not clear at this time if the bill would address the problem of biological females who believe they are males and take testosterone dominating their unaltered female peers in sports, as in the case of “Mack” Beggs.
Beggs, forced to compete as a girl according to school rules, continued to take testosterone through her “transition,” allowing her to sail through undefeated to the 2017 and 2018 state championships for her weight class, with 57-0 and 32-0 records, respectively. A small handful of girls refused to wrestle Beggs, fearing injury.
While cases like Beggs’ are serious and need to be addressed, Ehardt’s bill is a great step nonetheless.
The bill is the latest of a string of similar bills aimed at protecting various aspects of society from the hidden dangers of total affirmation of transgenderism.
In a handful of states, including Texas, South Dakota, and Georgia, bills have been proposed to make it a felony to medically “transition” gender-confused minors. In Kentucky, a bill to protect children from being forced to share bathrooms and locker rooms with people of the opposite sex was proposed in this session. And, in Tennessee, a bill has been proposed that would require student athletes to compete based on the sex specified on their birth certificate.
We shouldn’t need legislation like this, folks. It should be a given that men are men, women are women, and hormone-disrupting drugs should disqualify one from sports altogether. But, alas, here we are. Thankfully, we’re not alone in this fight, and we must support advocates like Ehardt who are fighting to restore sanity.
If you are in Idaho, reach out to Rep. Ehardt and thank her for her dedication to this issue!
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