Gov. Mike Dunleavy took to Twitter on Tuesday night to let the Alaska Legislature know he supports legislation that would prevent biological males from competing in women’s and girls’ athletic competitions.
Senate Bill 140 is such a bill, but hasn’t moved from the one committee it was referred to: Education, chaired by Sen. Roger Holland, a Republican.
“As a father of three daughters, watching the deterioration of a girl’s ability to participate in athletics is alarming. To have biological males competing against biological females nullifies the fair nature of competitive sports,” Dunleavy wrote. “Female athletes deserve to compete on an equal playing field. I’m calling on lawmakers to pass legislation that protects the fairness in women’s sports in Alaska.”
The liberals who fuel the Twitter rage machine were not amused. One commented that there are not very many transgenders in Alaska so “take your phony outrage elsewhere.”
Another wrote, “Attacking children for political gain is disgusting.”
One liberal Twitter writer got down and dirty: “How many students do you think it is, more or less than five in the whole state? In Utah it was four. If you have three daughters and they’re all so bad at sports that like two other kids in the whole state derail their careers, maybe they should try a different hobby.”
And yet another Twitter warrior wrote, “What’s alarming is seeing our social safety net, women’s rights and the health of our planet deteriorate. But hey, pick on trans people you coward!”
But one commenter who was more circumspect posted this video, a reminder that the issue of women having to compete against trans athletes goes back a few years in Alaska, and that women and girls currently have no protection in law from biological male athletes who are competing in the female category — and that has consequences for the women athletes: