During their Spring 2019 meeting, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) changed their original policy that required an athlete participate in sports based on the sex noted on the student's certificate of birth. They instead voted to allow students to participate based on their preferred gender identity, which a student identifies by submitting a "Gender Identity Request" form.
Girls deserve equal opportunities to experience the thrill of victory. But allowing biologically-born males to complete such a form and compete in girls' sports disadvantages girls and destroys their athletic opportunity.
The science is clear: biological males are generally bigger, faster, and stronger. Biological males have natural advantages too: greater lean muscle, larger individual muscle fibers, larger hearts, increased blood flow, higher ability to take in and use oxygen, lower body fat, less joint stress, and more. These lead to unfair advantages as it relates to strength, speed, power, and performance. No amount of hormone therapy can undo all those advantages either.
According to a recent 2020 poll, 75.46% of North Carolinians agree: allowing biological males to compete in women's sports is unfair. It hurts girls—on and off athletic fields—when biological males participate in women's sports.
If you agree, would you take a minute and use this click-to-contact tool to tell your public officials to vote FOR the Save Women's Sports Act — HB358?