Rather than engage/indulge in nasty chatter, let's examine the politics of this issue.
The source might be "progressive" according to some but the info remains instructive . . .
Here's the important part . . .
Republicans use it because public opinion is on their side, said Neil Newhouse, a veteran Republican pollster.
The idea of restricting transgender athletes resonates with parents of high school athletes, motivates the Republican base, and carries swing voters by 2 to 1, Newhouse said.
Now . . .
That's a political reality and it is backed up by data. It's fair to have a political debate about it.
However . . .
What's not up for debate is that no matter how someone might feel about this issue: ALL YOUNGSTERS deserve to be spared and protected from the nasty political slap fighting that consumes adults. We hope more reasonable souls will realize this and view the issue from the vantage of POLICY rather than directing their ire at young people.
Here's the word . . .
Republican proponents are pitching the bill, nicknamed the Save Women’s Sports Act, as a way to protect female athletes. Backers told committee members that men are naturally more physically capable, so it's unfair for transgender girls and women to compete in female only sports.
Republican Sen. Rick Brattin said even with hormone blockers, transgender girls still have an advantage.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday took up a bill to ban transgender girls and women from competing in female only sports, an issue that has become flashpoint this election year.The proposal, debated in a Senate education committee, would only apply to transgender girls and women.