Not everyone is happy about Iowa girls having protection when it comes to keeping biological boys off the field, off the court and out of the pool.
Kum & Go CEO Tanner Krause said he strongly opposes what he termed an “anti-LGBTQ law.”
”These kids deserve the right to play sports,” he said.
Krause apparently has not read the bill. No kid is denied “the right” to play sports — they simply have to play sports based on their biological sex.
“We are sending the wrong message to the next-gen of Iowans and Americans,” he said. “Iowa should be attracting people, not shutting them out. This shouldn’t even be an issue.”
Well, he is right — it shouldn’t even be an issue. In 2007, when the legislature inserted sexual orientation and gender identity into the Iowa Civil Rights Code, they carved out an exception for sports teams.
Because even those forward-thinking “progressives” knew what most of us still know today — boys are different than girls. And boys should play on a different field, court or stage than girls because when individuals take the field, it isn’t identities performing, it is bodies.
Unfortunately, this has to be an issue because an incredibly vocal minority has decided to hijack women’s sports and express support for biological boys taking starting positions, championships, records and opportunities from girls.