States Stand up for Women's Sports

January 28, 2021

Good news isn't hard to come by if you look in the right place: the states. While Joe Biden is busy shredding everything from the military to free speech, plenty of local leaders are back in session, doing everything they can to stop this radicalism at their borders.

When Joe Biden decided to use his first day to end girls' sports, Americans learned just how painful the next four years could be. "Finished. Done," was how Olympic track-and-field coach Linda Blade described the future of women's athletics to the Wall Street Journal's Abigail Shrier. Not only did the new president order schools to open their sports teams to biological boys -- but they threatened "administrative action" to any that didn't comply. Wave goodbye, Linda warned, to the "leadership skills, all the benefits society gets from letting girls have their protected category so that competition can be fair, all the advances of women's rights."

If radical Democrats want to come for girls' sports, the states say, let them try. In places like Montana, leaders are more than willing to go to the mat with the federal government -- and this week, they jumped a monumental hurdle to get there. For the first time since Idaho's groundbreaking law, a state chamber -- the Montana House of Representatives -- passed the "Save Women's Sports Act" by 61-38, paving the way for the state senate to do the same. Barbara Ehardt, the pioneer behind Idaho's bill testified, warning Montana, "If you don't pass legislation [like] this, there will come a day when there will be no room, no place, for girls and women to compete."

Other states seem to be heeding that advice, as Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Dakota, and New Hampshire gear up to fight for women's rights. Republican state Rep. John Fuller, who sponsored Montana's bill, couldn't believe this was even an issue of debate. "Allowing males to compete as women... will result in women, once again, being shouldered aside -- to stand below the awards podium -- and forced to cheer the accomplishments of men."

The Biden presidency, we were told, was supposed to be a historic win for women, Ramona Tausz shook her head. Within 24 hours, Americans realized the big lie they'd been fed. This administration isn't interested in protecting feminism -- it's in the business of undoing it. Our hats go off to Montana -- and every state -- that's trying to keep girls' sports fair and competitive.