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Ehardt aims to protect girls and women in sports

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - After hearing Team USA and Nike athlete Chris Mosier's side of the new transgender law, Representative Barbara Ehardt responded to what she believes the bill she sponsored means.

Governor Brad Little signed the Fairness in Women's Sports Act earlier this week. Erhardt says the law is designed to protect girls and women in sports.

She agrees there maybe lawsuits but she says a majority of them will come from parents who's daughters' spots were taken by biological boys and men.

"This is pro-women and girls, and moving forward we have to understand that we are 50% of the population," Erhardt said.

"It is not fair to us to try to change our identity and try to make us something that we are not. No one asked us if we wanted this, they're just telling us that oh this is how it's going to be in court the pushback is coming because we physically cannot compete against the inherent advantages, the biological boys and men have that never go away, regardless of any hormone usage."

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Adrian Luevano

Adrian Luevano

Adrian is a reporter and sports anchor for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.

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  1. Erhardt is 100% correct. If you were born a boy, your a boy biologically no matter what your mind might think. And its nothing more then trying to cheat when it comes to games and such.

  2. Woman’s sports are slow to give the ladies and equal opportunity to participate in sports. It is not right or fair to let people born as men derail the progress. I am not sure where these folks fit, but not in women’s sports. We talk about the importance of women’s rights and then allow this to happen. Doesn’t make sense to me. I just hope the courts can do what’s right the whole of society and the true victims.

  3. WoW! I actually AGREE with this. (And, I don’t give a tinker’s damn if you want to ‘identify’ as a GOAT!) Men’s average–the famous/infamous ‘Big Karens’ who can be LUMBERJACKS aside–upper-body strength make their competition in women’s sports decidedly Unfair.

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