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Folks, you will have to read this to believe it. Below is a quote from the second paragraph into the New York Post article concerning this issue:
Connecticut allows students to compete in sports as the gender they identify as, with no further requirements. If fashionable opinion has anything to say about it, this will be the universal trend.
In another incident, a transgender athlete won a weightlifting contest that set off a fury of protest and the news media.
If the New York Post article is correct in its assessment of this trend, what will be repercussions to women’s sports?
The Baltimore Post truly believes that when many of these issues are not scientifically based, then the repercussions could be devastating not only for women athletes but also for the feminist movement as well.
Here is how the state of Maryland deals with the issue:
Gender identity and expression
In 2015, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law to make it easier for transgender people to access and/or change to their birth certificates without any surgery. Governor Larry Hogan did not sign or veto the bill, and it became law without a signature.
In 2019, a bill was introduced to allow a “gender X” (a third gender option) on driver’s licenses. In February, it passed the Maryland Senate by a vote of 32-14, then a month later passed by a vote of 89-49 within the House of Delegates. The bill now heads to the Governor‘s desk, awaiting a signature into law.
The Baltimore Sun also reports on this topic as well only from a different perspective. The below quote was taken from the Sun’s article regarding the Baltimore City Public Schools system approach:
Transgender students will be able to use the names, pronouns and bathrooms that align with the gender they identity with. They can also use the bathroom or locker room that corresponds with their gender identity. The policy also extends the policy on sex-based discrimination to include gender identity and expression, sexual orientation and “nonconformance to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.”
The ultimate question is will science prevail or the political narrative?