Ever since same-sex marriage was imposed on all fifty states by the U.S. Supreme Court, the transgender movement has been sweeping America, transforming politics, education, and culture. Their agenda has been adopted by progressives, and no Democrat dares to question any of their demands (as that trainwreck LGBT town hall last fall illustrated.) Now, as we start to get a better sense of the implications of the trans agenda, legislators are finally starting to push back.
As I noted last month, legislation has been put forward in multiple states to protect the privacy of female-only spaces, ensure the integrity of female sports, and even, in Alabama, a law that would ban sex change “treatments” for minors. And now this, from CBS News:
The Arizona House of Representatives passed a controversial bill Tuesday that aims to ban transgender female athletes from participating in girls’ school sports. If signed into law, the ban would apply to all students in the state through college. The bill, HB 2706, would require female athletes to prove their biological sex with a signed doctor’s note following genetic testing if another student athlete disputed it. All public and private schools that sponsor interscholastic and intramural sports would be forced to comply, including K-12 schools, community colleges and universities.
“Women are being displaced in their own sport. The playing field is no longer level,” said Republican Representative Nancy Barto, who introduced the bill. “All that needs to be determined is what sex a person is and that determines which team they can play on.”
…Barto said the bill “frankly doesn’t discriminate or ban anybody from playing sports,” adding that transgender girls could play on coed teams or boy’s teams if they wanted. Democrats called the bill “unnecessary and transphobic” and said it threatens the privacy of Arizonans, but a Republican majority passed it 31 to 29 along party lines.
The Democratic Party is all in for the transgender experiment, and I hope everybody will remember that when it crashes and burns, leaving thousands of mutilated young people in its wake. LGBT activists and Democrats immediately claimed that this legislation would have a dire impact on trans youth, which is the go-to argument leveled against anyone who disagrees with anything they have to say: Claim that what they suggest is literally, physically dangerous:
“Transgender children are being attacked at the will of members of the @AZGOP all because they don’t fit in their siloed and antiquated thought process,” State Representative César Chávez tweeted Tuesday. Opponents argue to bill leaves LGBTQ youth vulnerable to harmful bullying and privacy invasions.
“The vote tonight was shameful,” State Representative Kirsten Engel tweeted. “Political points for Republicans at the cost of our most vulnerable kids, our transgender youth. I’m not proud of my State today.”
“Whether someone is a sports fans or not, most view this as a matter of basic fairness,” Representative Barto said in defense of the bill. “Female student athletes should not be forced to compete in a sport against biological males, who possess inherent physiological advantages. 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.”
The bill will now head to the Senate. According to the House, similar legislation is being considered in Idaho, New Hampshire, Washington, Tennessee, Georgia, and Missouri.
As I noted in my analysis of the Alabama legislation, this law is sure to end up in court. At the end of the day, the fate of the transgender agenda will probably be decided at the Supreme Court—and that makes me very grateful for Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.