Dear Friend,

If there were any doubt about the timeliness of Save Girls’ Sports Week, the Left has erased that with their latest attack – and your help is urgently needed to stop it!

As you may recall, last month President Trump’s Department of Education released a decision that a Connecticut policy allowing biological males to play in female sports violated federal law. Which law did it violate? Title IX, the federal law that made women’s sports possible at the level we have them today, and whose anniversary we’ve honored this week with Save Girls’ Sports Week. The Department’s decision was a significant step in support of female athletes.

But now Trump’s Administration, and especially the Department of Education, is under intense pressure to walk back its stand for female athletes. Why? Because, in the view of Left-wing lobbyists, the Supreme Court’s Bostock decision from last week that redefined “sex” to include “gender identity” should expand to permit boys’ (who identify as girls) to compete in girls’ sports. In fact, though, the Court (thankfully) refused to deal with other issues like girls’ sports in the Bostock decision. If Bostock were applied to girls’ sports, it would indeed have disastrous effects on women’s opportunities. The Court did not discuss girls’ sports, and we cannot let left-wing activists act as though it did.

Here’s our urgent request for you today: will you send a message to President Trump and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, thanking them for their support for female athletes and urging them to STAND STRONG?

So far, the Trump Administration hasn’t buckled, but the pressure is enormous. Your voice – combined with thousands of others – will help bolster any doubters in the Administration.

Finally, thank you for your participation in Save Girls’ Sports Week. Because of you, the #SaveGirlsSports message has spread, we’ve gathered thousands of signatures on our petition to state lawmakers, and geared up for efforts to Save Girls’ Sports in Idaho (the only state with a proactive law to protect girls’ sports) and other states. And it’s not too late to add your voice via social media if you haven’t done so yet!

But most of all today, will you take one minute to make your voice heard to President Trump and Secretary DeVos?

Sincerely,


John Paulton


Meridian Baldacci

 

 

 

Did you know? A 2019 Rasmussen poll revealed that a majority of Americans oppose letting biological males play in girls’ sports. We know you’re in that majority.

But sadly, American laws and practice don’t represent that majority viewpoint. Instead, only one state in the country (Idaho) has a law ensuring girls’ sports are reserved for girls, and that law is under attack from the ACLU.

That’s why we’ve led the #SaveGirlsSports Week this week: to build awareness for the issue and highlight the voices of those who believe in fair opportunities for female athletes.

But #SaveGirlsSports is so much more than a single awareness week. At Family Policy Alliance, it’s something we’re working on year-round, in Idaho and other states.

With enough funding, we will help defend Idaho’s law, push back against the ACLU’s attempt to destroy girls’ sports, and get to work in other states to pass laws to save girls’ sports like Idaho’s. But we need your support to do that. As a non-profit ministry, we rely on the generous and sacrificial support of people like you who care about the family and who care about protecting opportunities for the next generation. It was your sacrificial support that made the victory in Idaho possible. And it will be your sacrificial support that will win future victories as well.

Would you be willing to give a sacrificial gift to help #SaveGirlsSports? Your support will help us as we work to protect girls – and fight for families on other pressing issues around the nation.

With all that’s happened for girls’ sports – and even on sex and gender issues more broadly – we have our work cut out for us. But by God’s grace, it’s a challenge we want to meet – and one we hope you’ll join us for.

Would you partner with Family Policy Alliance?

Gratefully,

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

I went to school with girls and young women who had incredible God-given talents and abilities. I’m sure you probably did as well. Some were National Merit Scholars or excelled at certain subjects they loved. Others were excellent musicians, and still others amazingly gifted athletes. Most had hopes and dreams of going to college and perhaps even someday having a career in their areas of specialty.

I think we can all agree that it should not matter whether you are male or female, if you want to be a musician or intellectually excel in some field or be a star athlete. You should be able to pursue your hopes and dreams without discrimination.

Years ago, it was a definite disadvantage to be female and try to achieve these things, so Title IX, part of a suite of civil rights laws, was passed in 1972. It ensures that girls have the same access to educational and athletic opportunities as boys. Title IX states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” As a result, the examples of intellectual, musical, or athletic prowess I noted above are all protected under Title IX. Until now that is.

Sports have now been targeted as one activity where it would be fine undoing almost 50 years of Title IX equality for girls. All in the name of how “sex” is defined. The new definition of sex would be interpreted as gender, and so it includes transgender individuals competing in girls’ sports. The sad irony is that girls are now to be discriminated against using the same law that gave them equal rights decades ago!

Why is this so unfair? Biological males have advantages like greater bone density, muscle mass, and cardiovascular capacity than girls. This remains true even after males who want to be female have undergone hormone treatment, such as transgender individuals.

What if your daughter or granddaughter is gifted in track and field or perhaps swimming? Along comes a boy who identifies as a female and competes in her races. There go your daughter’s/granddaughter’s chances of winning, and in some cases, chances of getting college scholarships. Scholarships in sports such as track and field and swimming can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands, and some are multiyear, so we are not talking about just a few dollars.

That is why we need to #savegirlssports. Allowing fair and equal opportunities for biological males and females was the point of Title IX and we need to preserve it, instead of some revisionist history of what it meant.

Are you willing to get involved? If so, there are some quick and easy things you can do.

Thank you for helping to save girls’ sports and thank you for protecting the hard-won Title IX equality our daughters and granddaughters enjoy!

Sincerely,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

Throughout high school, I competed in both cross country and track. My relay team broke our school record repeatedly, I won the 800-meter at the regional competition, and we earned spots on the podium at the state championships. The opportunity to compete, to be part of a team striving to reach the same goals, to earn a ribbon or point for my team—that made all the pre-dawn bus rides, the physical pain of training, the hours of practice every week,  the pre-race jitters, and that terrible last stretch of the 400-meter worthwhile.

My team was able to get brand new uniforms at some point during my high school career. We had locker rooms to ourselves at my school and at each school we traveled to for competitions. We always had travel allowances for away meets, and our team had just as many competitors as the boys’ team—sometimes even more.

To be honest, I never thought about it at the time, but a federal law called “Title IX” made all of this possible for me and my team. Title IX, part of a suite of civil rights laws, became law on this day in 1972. Title IX ensures that girls have the same access to educational and athletic opportunities as boys.

In other words, if I had been in high school in the 1960’s instead of the 2000’s, I may not have had the opportunity to compete in my sports at all. And even if I did, I probably would’ve had terrible uniforms (if any), no travel stipends, terrible practice schedules to accommodate the boys’ practice times, no championship opportunities, and on and on. It’s no surprise that prior to 1972, only 1 in 27 girls played sports.

Today, every 2 in 5 girls play sports—thanks to Title IX! So, on this, the 48th anniversary of Title IX, we should be celebrating. Nearly 50 years of girls having equal access to athletic opportunities and a massive increase in female athletic participation are worth celebrating! I especially should be celebrating because I now have a baby daughter, and I hope to cheer her on at her own future competitions.

But I’m not celebrating. I’m not celebrating because I’m not sure my daughter will be able to enjoy the same opportunities in athletics that I did.

Nearly 50 years of Title IX, and it seems that activists have girls’ sports on the chopping block to score a political point. They are pushing to permit boys to take spots on girls’ teams (and girls’ athletic scholarships)—if the boys “self-identify” as girls.

And in many cases, the groups leading the charge are the same groups who fought for Title IX in the first place! For example, the ACLU is leading a lawsuit in Idaho (the only state with a law reserving girls’ sports for girls) – despite their former fights to protect female athletes.

In other words, the ACLU once championed girls’ sports—now they fight to make boys girls’ sports champions.

It’s a slap in the face to Title IX and to past, present, and future female athletes of all ages. After all, if boys can simply take the place of girls on their teams, at their podiums, and in their scholarships, what’s the point of having female divisions at all? We may as well erase Title IX and go back to the 1960’s.

Clearly the ACLU and other activist groups have abandoned their decades-old fight to advance athletic opportunities for girls.

But I haven’t, and neither has Family Policy Alliance—and we know you haven’t either.

In fact, we’re at a critical cultural moment as the battle over the very definitions of “male” and female” rages. We can’t afford to lose.

So today, instead of celebrating the anniversary of Title IX, I am going to ask you to

Step 1:  Be sure to sign the #SaveGirlsSports petition—this takes less than 1 minute and goes directly to your lawmakers. Every lawmaker and court in America needs to know that we will not stand by while girls’ sports are used as a pawn in a political game!

Step 2:  Ready to do more? Join the movement on social media! Post about why girls’ sports matter to you using #SaveGirlsSports. You can also change your profile picture so that it looks like mine above with the teal #SaveGirlsSports logo: Click “update” on your profile picture, then “add frame,” and then search for the #savegirlssports frame!

For our girls—yesterday’s, today’s and especially tomorrow’s,

Autumn Leva
Vice President for Strategy

P.S. If you want to learn more about #SaveGirlsSports, check out our Save Girls’ Sports page!

 

 

 

Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) just kicked off Save Girls’ Sports Week early!

We told you yesterday that Save Girls’ Sports Week started on Monday – but we could not have anticipated the incredible good news we’re about to share – so we’re asking you to take action now by posting on your social media accounts with #SaveGirlsSports.

Late yesterday, the DOJ filed a brief in support of the Idaho law protecting girls’ sports we’ve been talking so much about.

The federal agency argued that Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act complies with the U.S. Constitution. Why? Because, in the words of U.S. Attorney General Barr (who gave a statement about the brief), “Allowing biological males to compete in all-female sports is fundamentally unfair to female athletes.”

We could not agree more.

Males have certain physiological advantages over women that are the entire reason we have separate girls’ sports divisions in the first place.

The DOJ’s very public recognition of this fact could not be timelier. We are at a cultural moment in this debate. Just in the last few weeks:

This is a moment that cannot wait – we must rally in support of female athletes now, when the momentum is greater than it’s ever been. Here’s what you can do now.

Please post on your social media account now using #SaveGirlsSports. Consider tagging a friend who may be interested. If you are or were a female athlete, we encourage you to share a picture or story about why it’s so important to keep girls’ sports just for girls. Not a female athlete? Please post in support of female athletes and in support of fairness. Just remember to use #SaveGirlsSports.

You can also change your Facebook profile picture to support the campaign. Add the frame to your profile picture in just three steps: Go to your profile on the Facebook app and tap “Update” on your profile picture. Then tap “Add Frame” and search for “#SaveGirlsSports”.

Don’t have social media? Already posted and want to do more? Please sign our petition to state lawmakers asking them to support laws like Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. Idaho may be the first state to Save Girls’ Sports, but it can’t be the last. Then, FORWARD this email to anyone who may want to participate in this campaign, and check out the Save Girls’ Sports webpage to find out more.

Don’t know what to post? Here are a couple ideas to get you started:

The ACLU once championed girls’ sports – now they want to turn boys into girls’ sports champions and relegate girls to spectators in their own sports. Our girls deserve better. Help us #SaveGirlsSports today!

I’m proud to be a female athlete. In girls’ sports, I enjoy competing against other women in a fair environment. The ACLU is suing to let boys play in female athletics – and that isn’t fair. Letting boys play in girls’ sports means less opportunities for girls – in their own contests. #SaveGirlsSports

Thank you to the DOJ for this welcome announcement. #SaveGirlsSports Week has begun!

Joyfully,

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

Save Girls’ Sports Week is in full swing, and we need your participation now. Please post today on your social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) using #SaveGirlsSports.

If you haven’t heard yet, Save Girls’ Sports Week is our nationwide call to support girls-only sports. Right now, Idaho is the only state with a law ensuring girls sports are just  for girls – and that law is under attack from the ACLU. We’re responding to that lawsuit in full force by calling on leaders nationwide to support laws and policies that ensure girls sports are reserved just for girls.

Here’s why: biological males have advantages like greater bone density, muscle mass, and cardiovascular capacity than girls. This remains true even after males who want to be female have undergone hormone treatment.

How big is the difference of males over females? Here are couple examples:

Let any one of those men play in women’s sports: is that fair?

Tanner doesn’t think so.

One girl in each of those races … did not get to compete because of this athlete. It’s not fair scientifically … male and female are made differently… [There are] certain races for males, and there are certain races for females, and I believe it should stay that way.”

We think so, too.

Here’s what you can do: Please post on your social media account now using #SaveGirlsSports. Consider tagging a friend who may be interested. If you are or were a female athlete, we encourage you to share a picture or story about why it’s so important to keep girls’ sports just for girls. Not a female athlete? Please post in support of female athletes and in support of fairness. Just remember to use #SaveGirlsSports.

Don’t have social media? Already posted over the weekend and want to do more? Please sign our petition to lawmakers, supporting efforts toward laws like Idaho’s. Then, FORWARD this email to anyone who may want to participate in this campaign, and check out the Save Girls’ Sports webpage to find out more.

Don’t know what to post? Here are a couple ideas to get you started:

The ACLU once championed girls’ sports – now they want to turn boys into girls’ sports champions and relegate girls to spectators in their own sports. Our girls deserve better. Help us #SaveGirlsSports today!

I’m proud to be a female athlete. In girls’ sports, I enjoy competing against other women in a fair environment. The ACLU is suing to let boys play in female athletics – and that isn’t fair. Letting boys play in girls’ sports means less opportunities for girls – in their own contests. #SaveGirlsSports

Thank you in advance for your participation, and many thanks to those who have already participated. Together, we can Save Girls’ Sports!

#SaveGirlsSports,

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

Forty-eight years ago, next week, amendments to the Higher Education Act were passed by Congress and signed into law by President Richard Nixon. While the amendments covered many different issues within higher education, the legislation became famous for a provision known as “Title IX.” Title IX included a particular phrase that stated, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” — Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute (20 U.S. Code § 1681 – Sex)

This statement has been the basis for the vast majority of women’s sports programs in the nation today. In 1972 there were just 30,000 women participating in NCAA sports, as opposed to 170,000 men. Keep in mind that, the number of sports scholarships to college given to young men, was nearly 6 to 1.

Over the past 48 years, the number of women participating in NCAA athletic programs has multiplied five-fold. Today, more girls are able to access scholarships and other benefits associated with girls’ sports than ever before.

But all of the work to provide opportunities for girls to benefit from their own sports programs is under a threat never contemplated when the Higher Education Act was amended. Forty-eight years ago, it would have been inconceivable that a person born with male physical attributes would claim that their sex was subject to their subjective feeling rather than their objective biology.

The two sexes have physiological, psychological, and anatomical differences—many of which are self-evident even to the casual observer; some can only be seen through a microscope. Remarkably, even though both sexes share many of the same genes, some of those genes function differently in men and women. Even when a male chooses to take female hormones, it does not change that male into a female. They still retain masculine attributes no female will have.

In Wyoming this is a concept every farmer and rancher knows. When a colt is gelded, he does not become a filly. He is a gelding. He retains the musculature of a male horse and is noticeably different than a mare. Obviously, this remains true for all animals and people. When a human male takes female hormones or has a sex-change operation, he is still a male. Truth is truth. Biology is not hate speech.

That is why Idaho just passed important legislation trying to make sure that the promise of Title IX will not be washed away with boys taking over girls’ sports and winning the scholarships girls have worked so hard for. Even if those boys are taking female hormones and living their lives identifying as girls.

That is why Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming is working along with our national allies in the “Save Girls Sports” campaign. I’m asking you to give a gift of any amount today to help advance pro-family causes.

I hope you will continue praying for us and our nation, and consider a gift of $100, $250, $500 or even $1,000. And, as we continue to experience delays in mail delivery caused by the virus, I hope you’ll make your gift securely online today, so your investment in our nation’s future will go to work immediately.

Sincerely,

Nathan Winters
Executive Director

The sex and gender debate has never been hotter in the USA.

In the last three months:

Then today, a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court started playing a dangerous game. Sadly, Americans have come to expect judges who step outside their authority to act as lawmakers instead of law-interpreters. What the Court did today was worse—the justices acted as lawmakers, while spilling ink to justify to Americans that they were not.

In today’s opinion, the Court claimed that a longstanding federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in the workplace should encompass “transgender and gay identity” inside the meaning of “sex”—even though nearly everyone agrees that Congress never intended that when the law was first passed. Instead of requiring the LGBT lobby to push Congress to change the law, the Court granted them a vigilante-style shortcut.

This startling action caused Justice Samuel Alito to remark, “[a] more brazen abuse of [the Court’s] authority to interpret statutes is hard to recall.” (brackets for clarity)

This is a pivotal cultural moment – one that will decide where we go next, and one we cannot afford to lose.

LGBT activists will celebrate their win today. But, tomorrow the real work of crafting strong policy and clarity within our laws must increase like never before. The Court made clear today that their ruling only applies in the context of for-profit employment situations. That means Family Policy Alliance needs your help like never before to protect the definition of sex in other contexts, such as the law we are defending in Idaho clarifying that girls’ sports teams are only for girls. Erasing men and women from our laws would have disastrous consequences that no legal expert today could even begin to imagine. We must craft critical new policies to advance good laws, laws the courts would have a difficult time playing games with.

President Trump’s Administration is hard at work to clarify that “sex” in federal law simply means “male and female,” showing how out of sync the Court is with the reality of the law and policy. But the work can’t end there.

This must be a critical moment of action for us all. As you know, we’ve been hard at work fighting to Save Girls’ Sports in Idaho and other states. Males should not be able to steal opportunities reserved for females – including athletic opportunities. On this issue, “sex discrimination” absolutely plays a role (under a federal law similar to Title VII, Title IX) – and we must fight to ensure the true meaning of “sex” is maintained. If a ruling like today’s were imposed on Title IX, males would be allowed to take opportunities reserved for females – eradicating women’s opportunities across the nation.

We can’t let that happen. At this critical cultural moment, it’s important for leaders to know that the public believes biological sex matters, and that “sex discrimination” should not have multiple meanings. What happened today seems to be at least in part the result of cultural pressure – so it’s important that the public send a strong message for the future that biological sex matters.

If we can win that battle – where there is remarkable consensus, despite the Left’s loud claims – we can begin to win the  “sex” and “gender” battle at large.

That’s one reason we’re launching our #SaveGirlsSports Week next week – and we’re asking you to participate. From June 21-27, we’re asking everyone to post on social media using the hashtag #SaveGirlsSports. We also must send a strong message to our lawmakers now—biological sex matters in athletics, and girls’ sports must be protected!

Please join the #SaveGirlsSports campaign now. The Supreme Court’s dangerous game must stop today.

Onward,

Brittany Jones
Policy manager


Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

Great news! Today, the U.S. Department of Education ruled that a policy letting boys play in girls’ sports is a violation of Title IX, a federal law that ensures that no one can be denied equal access to educational opportunities on the basis of sex. This is a significant win for female athletes across America: it sends a message that fairness in girls’ sports does matter.

We’ve been arguing this on the political front lines in Idaho, where we helped pass the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, which ensures that only girls play in girls’ sports. Fairness in Women’s Sports is based on the idea that sports should happen on a level playing field – and that letting biological boys play in girls’ sports is decidedly unfair. Males have numerous physiological advantages that make it hard or impossible for even the top female athletes to compete against. That’s why this law ensures that only girls play in girls’ sports.

As you know, the ACLU recently sued Idaho over that law, claiming in their initial filing that Fairness in Women’s Sports is a violation of Title IX. Today’s ruling from the U.S. Department of Education suggests otherwise and sends a supportive message for female athletes across the nation.

It’s a message that together, we can Save Girls’ Sports.

Check out our full press release below!


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 28, 2020

BREAKING: U.S. Department of Education Rules Letting Boys Compete in Girls’ Athletic Divisions Violates Federal Civil Rights Law

The ruling is timely as the ACLU has recently sued over a related issue in Idaho

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Family Policy Alliance applauds the Department of Education for today announcing that letting boys compete in girls’ sports divisions violates Title IX, a federal law that ensures no one can be denied equal access to educational opportunities on the basis of sex. The ruling from the Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is in response to a Connecticut policy that permits boys to compete in girls’ sports if they feel that they are girls.

The Department’s ruling is timely, as the ACLU recently challenged an Idaho law called Fairness in Women’s Sports which, unlike the Connecticut policy, ensures that boys cannot compete in girls’ sports. The law, signed just this spring, is the first of its kind in the nation.

In their initial filing, the ACLU expressed concern that Fairness in Women’s Sports was a violation of Title IX – but today’s ruling suggests otherwise.

Blaine Conzatti, Director of Advocacy at Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, shepherded Fairness in Women’s Sports through the Idaho legislature and to the Governor’s desk. Upon hearing today’s news, he commented: “We’ve been saying for years that letting men compete in women’s high school and college sports violates the spirit of Title IX.”

Title IX played a significant role in elevating women’s sports from recreation-only – or non-existent – status, to the competitive environment it is today. According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, “Before Title IX, one in 27 girls played sports. Today that number is two in five.”

Added Conzatti, “This is why the Fairness in Sports Act that becomes law this year in Idaho is so necessary. The Department of Education ruling today makes clear that protecting athletic opportunities for girls means that biological boys need to compete against other boys, not girls.”

The Department’s decision is an acknowledgement that letting biological boys play in girls’ sports is decidedly unfair: men have numerous physiological advantages over women, such as greater muscle mass and cardiovascular capacity, that make it hard or impossible for even the top female athletes to compete in their own sport. Connecticut’s policy, notes the Department, has “denied female student-athletes athletic benefits and opportunities, including advancing to the finals in events, higher level competitions, awards, medals, recognition, and the possibility of greater visibility to colleges and other benefits.”

Autumn Leva, a former female runner and Vice President of Strategy at Family Policy Alliance, also added, “Both the ACLU’s challenge to Idaho’s common-sense law and the policies in states like Connecticut that permit boys to take over girls’ sports are a slap in the face to Title IX. The Department of Education today clearly made the right decision to save girls’ sports and preserve the integrity of Title IX. It’s sadly ironic that the ACLU once championed girls sports through Title IX—now they want to turn boys into girls’ sports champions. ”

Family Policy Alliance thanks Alliance Defending Freedom for raising the matter before the U.S. Department of Education, and for this week filing a motion to intervene in the Idaho case, as well.

Media Contact:

Robert Noland, (719) 308-2822, Robert.Noland@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com

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Family Policy Alliance is a Christ-centered organization with a vision for a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.

Dear Friends,

My wife and I recently celebrated the birth of our first child. I may win the championship title for PROUDEST DAD—our little girl has already stolen my heart. I’m sure you know the feeling if you have children.

Even though it’s years away, I look forward spending my weekend days in folding chairs and on bleachers, watching my little girl learn to swing a bat at tee-ball and chase the checkered soccer ball around the field. Maybe she will even find a sport for which she exudes passion and decides to play in high school or college.

This week at the Supreme Court, oral arguments were given in a case (Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC) that could have disastrous implications for girls sports everywhere.

The specifics of the case deal with a transgender funeral home employee that filed a complaint with the EEOC after he was fired for violating company dress policy by dressing like a woman at funerals and meetings with grieving clients.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the funeral home director, redefining “sex” (a protected class under federal law) to include “gender identity.” If this redefinition is affirmed by the Supreme Court, unequal treatment on the basis of a person’s gender identity will now be prohibited under federal law, unmooring the concept of “sex” from any objective biological basis.

So how does this relate to girls’ sports? Under this scientifically indefensible interpretation of “sex” and “gender,” any effort to prevent biological boys from performing in girls’ sports would constitute legally prohibited “discrimination.”

Ask any student athlete, high school coach, or parent—allowing biological men to perform in girls’ sports unfairly puts biological girls at a competitive disadvantage. The size, strength, bone structure, lung volume, and heart supply of the average male far outpaces even the most elite female athletes, even after the biological male undergoes hormone therapy.

Allowing biological boys to participate in girls’ sports deprives our girls of opportunities for slots on teams, victories, and scholarships. Biological boys are already beginning to win athletic championships in many states. Here in Idaho, a biological male can play in girls’ high school sports after undergoing hormone treatment for one year.

Family Policy Alliance of Idaho® calls on the state legislature to fix the loophole allowing boys to play in girls’ sports. Legislation protecting fairness in sports would save girls’ sports for my daughter and yours.

Until then, we will keep monitoring the Harris Funeral Homes case playing out in the Supreme Court. Please be praying for a positive outcome to this case.

Standing for your family,

Blaine Conzatti
Director of Advocacy