On Wednesday, the Louisiana Senate approved SB 44. This legislation will allow K-12 students to participate in sports teams that are biologically gender-specific.
The bill is titled the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” and will require athletic events sponsored by an “elementary, secondary, or postsecondary educational institution to be designated based upon the biological sex of team members.” Simply put, it is boys and girls with each other.
Although the Senate passed the bill relatively easily, Governor. John Bel Edwards seemed less enthusiastic about the bill’s passing.
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“I would hope it doesn’t reach my desk,” Edwards said of the bill last month. Although it may be a bill that advocates unfairness in theory, Edwards said it was “pretty sad” because Louisiana is not experiencing it. What is actually happening, however, is that we have young people suffering from severe mental illness or emotional problems in some cases. It just seems like this is getting worse.
Edwards has made a crucial point. Many young people have a lot of emotional baggage. However, it is not because they want to separate boys and girls’ sports.
It is not the fact that children or others want to choose a different gender, but rather how we encourage and enable them. It is a fact that a person’s gender can only be changed at the time of their birth. Children are often treated badly by their families, schools and government. They believe they have the ability to change genders at will.
We find it really frustrating that some states, like Louisiana, want to make boys and girls sport separate. Our children are the real problem.