I am a firm believer that men and women are inherently different and oppose efforts that compromise our youth. Biological males should NOT be competing against women. In 2021, I voted for HB302 which banned transgenders from competing in athletics outside their gender at birth. Most recently, I also voted to override the governor’s veto of the bill prohibiting males from competing against females. And I voted for HB3001 which will indemnify school districts from liability for enforcing the policy of preventing biological males from competing against biological females. While I have sympathy and concern for our transgender youth, further blurring of the lines between genders and creating unfair playing fields is not the answer. I stand firmly against allowing biological males to compete against biological females.