Both houses of the Kentucky Legislature have passed the Save Women's Sports Act, which forbids males from participating in female sports in public education programs. David Walls of The Family Foundation in Kentucky says the House made some changes with which the Senate must concur before the measure is passed on to the governor.
"Women deserve to compete on a level playing field," Walls contends. "Any time you allow a male to compete in women's sports, it destroys fair competition in women's athletic opportunities, and this bill would simply just see Kentucky join a growing number of states that are passing these common sense bills to ensure that women's sports are protected and saved."
Some proponents of the measure argue that transgendered individuals do not need the public to endorse their mental confusion by allowing them to compete against women.
"It's not lost on a lot of folks that we're essentially at 50 years since Title IX was put into place to ensure that female athletes had the opportunity to compete on a level playing field," Walls notes.
If Governor Andy Beshear (D) does not sign the bill into law, Walls is confident the measure will have enough votes to override any veto attempt.