The completely new Hampshire House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday on HB 1251, legislation to protect female athletic programs coming from men, or transgender women, who want to compete in girls’ as well as women’s sporting events.
The bill — sponsored by completely new Hampshire Republicans Mark Pearson, Judy Aron, Regina Birdsell, Linda Camarota, Linda Gould, Kathleen Hoelzel, Alicia Lekas, Jeanine Notter, Katherine Prudhomme-O’Brien, Kim Rice, as well as Ruth Ward — states that will is actually about “Discrimination Protection in Public Schools.”
The legislation amends current law that will prohibits discrimination in public schools based on age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, coloring, marital status, familial status, disability, religion or national origin, to include:
I. No person shall be excluded coming from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in public schools because of their age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, coloring, marital status, familial status, disability, religion, or national origin, all as defined in RSA 354-A. Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice prohibited under This particular section, including the attorney general, may initiate a civil action against a school or school district in superior court for legal or equitable relief, or with the completely new Hampshire commission for human rights, as provided in RSA 354-A:27-28.
II. Interscholastic or intramural athletic teams or sports that will are sponsored by a primary or secondary school or institution of higher education as well as designated for “females,” “women,” or “girls” shall only be open to students of the female sex. If disputed, a student may prove that will she is actually of the female sex by presenting a signed physician’s statement which shall indicate the student’s sex is actually based solely upon:
(a) The student’s internal as well as external reproductive anatomy;
(b) The student’s naturally occurring level of testosterone; as well as
(c) An analysis of the student’s chromosomes.
Organizations for as well as against the bill are mobilizing the public. Save Women’s Sports as well as Cornerstone are hoping for the legislation to become law.
Cornerstone wrote in a notice about the public hearing:
Female athletes deserve a level playing field. They should not have to compete against biological males for a spot on the podium, even if those males claim a female gender identity. Biological males are already starting to dominate women’s competitive sports.
The Citizens Count website is actually reaching out to people who support transgender sports.
If the bill becomes law that will could be effective 60 days after its passage.
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