Idaho is leading the pack when it comes to protecting girls sports. Governor Brad Little signed the nation’s first bill making it illegal for boys claiming to be girls to compete in girls sports. This bill couldn’t come at a better time. Media hype about transgendered young people is reaching an all-time high. Confused boys are suffering from gender dysphoria, which is the belief that your feelings do not align with your anatomical sex. If gender dysphoria is not increasingly common, at the very least it’s being treated less and less. My deepest sympathies go out to the people who suffer from it.
However, we cannot allow the mental illness of the minority to destroy the hard work and accomplishments of the millions of girls who play sports. They expect their hard work to be challenged on the field, court, mat, rink, or track, but they shouldn’t have to face biological boys with all the biological advantages boys have in sports. This is a very real problem in our nation. Other states have already seen high school wrestling and track championships stolen by boys claiming to be girls.
When LGBT activists are faced with the problem of girls being beat out by boys, their only line of reasoning is to say “That’s too bad for the girls, but we shouldn’t discriminate against transgenders by forcing them out of the game.” That’s nonsense. Absolutely no one is prevented from competing under the Idaho law. All it says is that you have to compete with the sex you were assigned at birth. If transgender kids want to compete in sports, no one is stopping them. Just like a non-transgender boy can’t compete on the girls’ teams, a boy who is transgender can’t compete on the girls’ teams.They have to compete with boys. That is complete and total equality. There is no difference in treatment whatsoever.
If we are going to protect the integrity of girls’ sports nationwide, more states must pass laws like Idaho’s Fairness In Women’s Sports Act. Our girls need to be taught that if they work hard and practice, victory is always within their reach.