HB11 has sparked much controversy this legislative session. After much contemplation and research. The position is to VOTE NO for the following reasons:
Many say that we have to pass HB11 in order to protect women’s sports. It is a short-sighted approach that will actually open the door to legalizing biological males playing on female teams. Once a bill like this is passed a precedent is set and there will be no going back to female-only sports.
The Senate Pres. gets to appoint the members of the commission – so-called “experts” who will decide the baseline measurements that will determine what boys will qualify to play on the girl’s team. Right now we have a somewhat conservative Senate Presidentthat wants to protect girls sports, but what happens when we get a Senate president who doesn’t and who appoints activist “experts” who folllow the so-called “science” and change the baseline measurement allowing bigger and stronger males to qualify? What then?