Written By Marci
Imagine training for years as a student to participate in your sport of choice. Your parents invest money in uniforms, equipment, and tournament expenses, while you invest your time and energy relentlessly practicing to win. Imagine how it would feel to show up for the big game, ready to see your dreams come true as you line up next to your competitors, only to see that you are not only competing with other girls. Somehow you are also expected to compete with large biological males who’ve been labeled as “girls” because they happen to be transgendered? Despite the label, these people are much taller and operate on a different strength level that changes the balance of competition…but not in your favor.
As legislation and rulings regarding the LGBTQIA+ population become more and more prevalent and standardized in our culture and legal system, competitive sports for children are now being put on the chopping block. However, a bill was recently introduced in the Missouri senate that stop these unjust practices from prevailing in the state. The bill, SB 87, will regulate competitive children’s sports will stop male athletes (who may refer to themselves as transgendered girls) from competing with biological females in any sport for children in kindergarten through the 12th grade.
The “Save Women’s Sports Act,” as the bill has been named, states that “any participant in youth or children sports who is disadvantaged in any way by a violation of this act may recover damages and equitable relief.” This bill is a way to ensure that fairness and fair play are the primary goal for all young athletes in the state of Missouri, whether they come from public schools, private schools, or Charter schools. It will also ensure that no school who has students in these age ranges will be eligible for “any monies appropriated from the General Assembly” if they are in direct violation of this Act.
How You Can Make a Difference
- Learn more about the issue of boys competing in girl’s sports competitions.
- Contact your State Senator to let them know your thoughts on the bill.
- Pray for the awe and respect of God to fall upon both our State House and State Senate officeholders and staff. Pray that God will expose any back-handed deals or thwart any ungodly activities in our legislature.