SB 263 was sold and signed into law as a bill to end gender discrimination in Public schools. I doubt it was the problem they claimed but regardless, the new law undercuts Title IX by erasing what it means to be a girl. What could go wrong?
Sununu has always been bad on this so I’m not surprised. He’s socially liberal. And as noted here this is on the Governor’s dreamy Council on Diversity and Inclusion wishlist. An identity politics checkbox next to which it should have said, “generate lawsuits in districts across the state.”
- Boys will demand access to girls sports and personal spaces.
- Girls will lose in their own competitions to biological males
- Girls and parents will protest and or file lawsuits.
- I’d expect a few openings for teachers in the Physical education disciplines as they get the hell away as fast as they can.
Oh, so it’s a Jobs Bill!
If you thought the 200 million dollar drinking water boondoggle was an expensive idea, this little gem is going to cost taxpayers a lot more. Cornerstone Action’s lawyer, Christopher Jay, summarizes the problem,
“This bill includes sex and gender identity as protected categories, meaning that schools are prohibited from making any distinctions on the basis of sex or gender identity. What effect would this have on sex-segregated school sports? As with many proposed laws in our state, there is a rush to enact with very minimum discussion or thought, so the effect is worth noting.”
But we get to watch the end of competitive girls’ sports in the Granite State.
In his own statement, Sununu said he will work with stakeholders to insure the law works as intended.
“I have listened carefully to those who have expressed concerns regarding the impact of this bill and potential unintended consequences,” Sununu said. “My team will work closely with the Human Rights Commission and Department of Justice to monitor the bill’s implementation and bring forward proposed changes in the future should adjustments prove necessary.”
My team will work closely with the Human Rights Commission and the Department of Justice? That may be the scariest thing I’ve ever heard said in this state. A Commission exercising viewpoint discrimination based on partisan ideology coordinating with the department charged with enforcing laws?
Yes, I’d love to be wrong, but I’m not. And this is just the beginning. Welcome to the New World Order, New Hampshire.