FRANKFORT, Kentucky (LifeSiteNews) – After Democrat Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a bill to ban biological males from competing in women’s sports, Kentucky’s legislature voted to override the veto, enacting the legislation.
“The Kentucky legislature has OVERRIDEN the veto of Gov. Andy Beshear on legislation to ban biological men from playing girl’s sports,” pro-family advocacy group American Principles Project posted on social media yesterday evening.
BREAKING: The Kentucky legislature has OVERRIDEN the veto of Gov. Andy Beshear on legislation to ban biological men from playing girl's sports.
Kentucky has become the 15th state to protect the integrity of athletic competition for our daughters.
— American Principles 🇺🇸 (@approject) April 13, 2022
“Kentucky has become the 15th state to protect the integrity of athletic competition for our daughters,” added the group.
The law bans males from female sports at public and private schools from sixth to twelfth grade in the state, as well as at Kentucky colleges that belong to a national intercollegiate athletic association.
The ban comes in the wake of a massive push by radical left-wing gender activists to allow “transgender women” – men who call themselves women – to compete in sports against biological women.
The issue of men competing against women has risen to prominence in recent months, notably after college student William Thomas, who calls himself a woman and goes by “Lia,” started making headlines for competing against women in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) swimming events.
As of now, the NCCA’s official policy states that men who “identify” as women are allowed to compete against women, despite massive biological advantages in muscle mass, skeletal structure, and bone density.
Women who compete against Thomas have spoken out against the inclusion of men in women’s sports, calling it unfair and saying it will lead to the exclusion of women in their own athletic competitions.
Virginia Tech swimmer Réka György blasted the NCAA last month after losing out on a spot in the women’s 500-yard freestyle finals to Thomas, saying that “[e]very event that transgender athlete competed in was one spot taken away from biological females.”
So far, multiple states have banned or are seeking to ban so-called “trans women” from competing in women’s sports, with the texts of the bills primarily focusing on the unfair advantage men have when competing against women. Democrat-controlled states continue to oppose such bans.
The entire country has seen what happens when men enter women's sports.
Lia Thomas is a biological male, but he was nonetheless allowed swim against elite female competitors to win an NCAA Freestyle competition, much to the disappointment of those women who had trained so hard to compete.
SIGN THE PETITION TO BAN MALES FROM WOMEN'S SPORTS TODAY
Males have a natural advantage over females in the vast majority of sports, so allowing them to enter women's sports can:
- crush the motivation of the biological girls who have worked hard to compete on a level playing field
- put females into harm's way in contact sports and locker rooms
- deprive women of their right to fairly compete for college scholarships and many other accolades
We all know the spectacle of Lia Thomas defeating those female swimmers was a charade, a mockery of women's sports, but now it's time to do something about it.
Please SIGN this urgent petition calling on members of Congress to pass a law banning the participation of biological males in women's sports.
This is not just about ensuring biological girls and women can compete fairly and win in their chosen sports, but it's also a major safety issue in contact sports and the dangerous use of women's locker rooms by gender-confused males.
Some of you will remember Fallon Fox, the male MMA fighter who claimed to be a woman and left his female opponent concussed and with a fractured skull.
Fox later announced on social media that he enjoys "smacking up" women who "talk transphobic nonsense."
Any reasonable person knows men shouldn't compete against women, but some people are too politically correct to take a stand and protect girls and women from this madness.
It's now time to join the growing pushback against the gender-confused lobby and their dangerous beliefs that have literally left some female competitors in the hospital.
Please SIGN this common sense petition calling on Congress to ban all males from competing in women's sport.
Future generations will look back with gratitude on those who stood on the right side of history, defending women from these very confused males.
Nothing less than a federal ban on biological males forcing their way into women's sport is enough, so this petition will be sent to all members of Congress demanding legislative action.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Olympians, coaches, swimmers write open letter demanding NCAA protect women’s sports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/olympians-coaches-swimmers-write-open-letter-demanding-ncaa-protect-womens-sports/
'Female swimmer torches NCAA after losing spot to William ‘Lia’ Thomas: ‘Make the right changes’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/female-swimmer-nudged-out-of-competition-by-william-lia-thomas-torches-ncaa-in-open-letter/
'Rep. Boebert files resolution declaring female runner-up to ‘Lia’ Thomas the rightful winner' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/boebert-leads-resolution-to-declare-female-runner-up-to-lia-thomas-the-rightful-winner/
**Photo Credit: Fox News/YouTube screenshot
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed similar legislation to Kentucky’s, but like Beshear, Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf immediately announced his intention to veto the bill, claiming that any attempt to keep men out of women’s sports is “transphobic.”
“As states across the country push transphobic legislation, some Republicans in the General Assembly are wasting time attempting the same in Pennsylvania,” Wolf wrote on Twitter. “It won’t get past my desk.”