Home / News / Culture Watch / Idaho bans biological males from competing in women’s sports

Idaho bans biological males from competing in women’s sports

Women’s sports in Idaho will now be protected under a bill signed by Governor Brad Little (R.) on Monday. The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act prohibits biologically male students from participating in all-female sports.

The move comes after an explosion of female athletes around the world call on legislators to protect women’s sports.

“Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex,” the bill states.

The Idaho law cites differences in male and female physiology that results in distinct athletic capabilities.

READ: Women decry transgenderism destroying their sports

“Under this bill, boys and men will not be able to take the place of girls and women in sports because it is not fair,” state representative Barbara Ehardt told Reuters.

Female students from Connecticut have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent schools in the state from allowing transgender people to compete in women’s sports after the students lost competitions to athletes born male.

NOTE: Metro Voice needs your help. Please consider a one-time gift of $5 or more to support our efforts to bring you news you can trust. Click here to help.

Chelsea Mitchell, one of the athletes challenging the state of Connecticut, said she was happy about Idaho’s new legislation.

“I have lost four state championships because my state’s policy ignores the physical advantages males have over females in sports and allows males to compete in the girls’ category,” Mitchell told the Daily Wire. “Four times I was the fastest female in my race, but I didn’t get the gold medal or the state title; the males in my race took that honor. I have watched this happen over and over again in my sport in Connecticut, as so many girls have been impacted.”

The governor also signed a second bill on Monday that prohibits transgender people from changing their sex on their birth certificate.

Sam Brinton, the head of advocacy and government affairs for the pro-trans group the Trevor Project, argued this policy would endanger the lives of transgender youth.

“It is a sad day in the United States when lawmakers are more determined to stop trans young people from playing games than to provide them with the care, support, and opportunities they need to survive and thrive,” he said.

–Wire services and the Free Beacon.

Can You Help?

With events and churches cancelling services, the advertising that Metro Voice relies on for support is ending. For 31 years, Metro Voice has been a leader in the faith-based community. We have historically relied on advertising to fund the mission of our publication and sharing the Good News. We are now seeking donation partners who want to support our publication and our mission of faith-based journalism.

Do you like what you read here? Help us continue our mission by supporting Metrovoicenews.com for as little as $1. Every contribution counts, big or small. We sincerely thank you for your continued support and encouragement in these critical times.

Ongoing Support

Monthly Giving

One-Time Gifts