The bill that protects girls in sports from transgender takeover was tabled today by the Alaska Senate, over the objections of Sen. Shelley Hughes, the bill’s prime sponsor.
Voting to kill the bill through the tabling process were Democrats Tom Begich, Elvi Gray Jackson, Lyman Hoffman, Scott Kawasaki, Jesse Kiehl, and Bill Wielechowski.
Also trying to kill the bill were Republicans Josh Revak, Bert Stedman, Gary Stevens, and Natasha von Imhof, and Click Bishop.
The only Democrat to try to save the bill for the floor vote was Donny Olson.
The vote was 11-8, with Republican Lora Reinbold excused.
Already stripped out of the bill were protection for college women’s sports. SB 140 only applies to sports competitions for K-12. The bill defines gender as that which a person is born with, not assigned later, or chemically created gender attributes.
Many staffers in the Legislature are transgenders or gay, and they are being hired in groupings by each other, according to sources in the Capitol.
Von Imhof was overheard by multiple senators commenting,
Before the floor session she was talking about it on the floor and was heard to say, “Josh [Revak] will vote for to table. If wants to have any chance of winning, he better.” Revak is running for Congress.
Others overheard Von Imhof telling Hughes, “We have more important bills to work on than this piece of shit.”