An Idaho lawmaker is encouraging the government to stand strong against the transgender movement.
In some states, biological males are claiming to be women and are competing in women's sporting events and winning. In response, the Idaho Senate recently voted 24-11 to pass HB 500a, which prohibits transgender girls – biological males – from playing on sports teams that match their gender identity.
State Representative Julianne Young tells OneNewsNow the concern goes beyond the application to sporting events.
"One of the things that is happening as this transgender movement kind of picks up steam is that people are actually wanting to erase the existence of biological sex," she says. "They've decided that they choose to identify as something else, and they don't want anybody else to even know that a biological sex exists."
But that creates problems, and that is why Young has introduced a bill requiring that birth certificates list each person's biological gender, not their preferred gender later in life.
"This HB 509 provides a biological definition of sex, and we're looking for at least one place in the law where we hang on to that biological reality and have it as a legally documented fact," the state representative explains.
Both measures have passed and are on the Governor Brad Little's (R) desk awaiting his signature by the end of the month. Pro LGBT activists are flooding Gov. Little's office with calls to veto the measures, so Young advises supporters of both bills to encourage the governor to sign them into law.