Wisconsin governor vetoes a bill to protect girls’ athletic competition from trans takeover

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While Alaska House Bill 183 works its way through committees in the Alaska Legislature, Wisconsin’s Democrat Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday vetoed a similar bill that would have banned transgender male-to-female athletes from competing in some girls sports in the state

“I will veto any bill that makes Wisconsin a less safe, less inclusive and less welcoming place for LGBTQ people and kids, and I will continue to keep my promise of using every power available to me to defend them, protect their rights, and keep them safe,” Evers said in a statement.

Critics said that while Evers is determined to protect male athletes competing as females, he apparently has no interest in protecting females. Republicans voted for the bill, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Dittrich. Democrats opposed it.

Dittrich said Evers turned his back on biological girls, and the vast majority of Wisconsin voters with his veto.

“Today, Wisconsin’s governor took a position against federal Title IX and against Wisconsin’s girls in a disgusting veto of the Save Women’s Sports Act that I authored with Sen. Knodl,” Dittrich said. “While he and his ilk continue to gaslight our citizens that this legislation was about hate and exclusion, he ignores the fact that the legislation provides categories for every Wisconsin student while respecting and protecting the safety and merit of our state’s biological girls.

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, the group that runs high school sports in Wisconsin, allows trans athletes to compete if they undergo testosterone suppression therapy for one year. In Alaska, the Alaska School Activities Association voted to ban males from taking over the female competitions, but it does not have the force of state law.

“Female athletes deserve fair competition – and that means the chance to maintain women’s divisions distinct from co-ed or men’s categories. Men generally have higher cardiovascular capacity, greater bone density, and more muscle mass. Our girls deserve better than letting males compete in female-only competitions,” says the Family Policy Alliance, which advocates for girl athletes.

Alaska House Bill 183 is currently in the queue in the Alaska House Judiciary Committee.

House Bill 183 is waiting for a hearing in House Judiciary.

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  1. I guess democrats believe that the needs of the few out way the needs of the many. They elected a democrat so no surprise…

  2. You’d think leftist women would be torn – protect real women, or protect men who like to play pretend.
    They are told they are hateful if they don’t pretend along with the men…so they avoid the accusation and keep voting for “inclusion” thinking its the safest. And it is the safest. It protects one from the angry culture that will cancel you if you are “too” diverse from the
    “tolerant” narrative.

  3. The women are losing rights and seem not to care.
    They need to have private sport leagues and invite who they want.
    They don’t need government controlling them.

    • And how did that work out for private Men’s clubs, which used to be prolific in America?
      As I recall, they were all “gender integrated” by our courts.
      There is no “private” in, communist run, America.

  4. Destroying women’s sports is a very far cry from ‘inclusive’. I would suggest, as many others have, that all prep and collegiate women athletes boycott all women’s sports. No athletes, no funding. They will have to find a lot of gender confused men to fill the void.

  5. I lived in Alaska for 10 years, now in Wisconsin. Tony Evers and his crew are chipping away at Wisconsin just as much as they can. The problem is, my vote is equal to someone who pays absolutely no attention to what is happening. But, it’s not as bad here as Minnesota. Whoa!

  6. I keep wondering how long women are going to tolerate this nonsense. There will be no Woman’s sports anymore shortly and the most bizarre thing of all is women’s libbers are supporting this disaster.

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