As a number of states pass legislation to protect women’s sports and prevent children from accessing hormone therapy, the Biden administration is reportedly looking at stomping on states’ rights.
According to the Daily Beast, the Biden administration wants to “confront” states over their “anti-trans bills.”
“At the time of writing, 253 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in the current legislative session. 124 of the bills are anti-trans, including 66 focused on playing sports, 33 focused on access to healthcare, and 14 focused bathroom and locker room access,” the left-wing outlet reported. “Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, West Virginia, and South Dakota have introduced bans on trans girls playing school sports. Arkansas has enshrined a ban on gender-affirming health care.”
Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David told the outlet his organization is “having conversations” with administration officials over the legislation they deem “anti-trans.” It is his belief the administration can step in to “interpret federal law.”
“I believe in many cases, the bills being passed in many states across the country violate federal law, including the constitution,” David explained.
Trans activists believe the Department of Justice should get involved in state legislation, particularly where trans athletes are barred from participating in women’s sports. Their argument is that the agency previously stated “that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in federally-funded education institutions.”
While the Left is quick to label these bills and laws as “anti-trans,” that label fails to mention the truth behind the legislation. Young girls’ rights are being pushed by the wayside, all in the name of “inclusion” and “acceptance.” These girls are being forced to share restrooms and locker rooms with trans girls. They’re being forced to compete in sports with young boys because they “feel” like a girl.
The entire reason women’s sports exist is so there is a level playing field, so female athletes aren’t competing with men. Allowing transgender athletes to compete in women’s sports removes the fair competition that was established.
Parents, rightfully, have concerns over natural-born boys sharing bathrooms with their daughters. It raises vital questions: can a boy or young man claim to be transgender as part of a ploy to sexually assault a girl or woman?
States have decided to take a stand and protect girls and women. They have decided to say no to the woke mob. And, naturally, the Left views those protections as suppression.
But what’s the most concerning about this entire saga is the belief that the federal government can trample on states’ rights. The enumerated powers state plainly: any right not granted to the federal government is left to the states. The issue of whether or not a transgender person can use the bathroom or join a sports team for the sex they pick isn’t a right given to the federal government. That means states have the authority to legislate laws surrounding the issue.
Ultimately, the Supreme Court is going to have to get involved and either make a decision on transgender rights on a national level or reaffirm the states’ rights. Either way, the High Court is likely to get involved.
Beth Baumann is a Political Reporter and Editor at The Daily Wire. Follow her on Twitter @eb454.
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