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A new survey reveals that more than three-quarters of voters in California and Idaho — a blue state and a red state — oppose the imposition of gender identity in sports.
The survey, conducted by Spry Strategies with the Women’s Liberation Front, sought responses from voters in those two states because both have recently passed legislation involving the issue that has become controversial.
According to the survey, 79 percent of likely voters in Idaho and 74 percent of likely voters in California say biological men and boys should not be allowed to identify as females and compete in all-girls sporting events.
Those percentages are in line with the views of 77 percent of likely voters in 10 battleground states from a survey by Spry in July: Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin, The Post Millennial reported.
There’s more. The Spry/Women’s Liberation Front survey found that 85 percent of voters in Idaho and nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of voters in California also are not comfortable with doctors giving hormone treatments or doing sex transition surgeries on minors.
The poll comes after California’s Democratic super-majority legislature passed AB 2218, which would set up a “Transgender Wellness Fund” subsidized by taxpayers to help organizations pay for hormone treatments and sex-change operations for minors and adults — even though 63 percent of the state’s likely voters oppose the bill.
In an interview with the outlet, Natasha Chart, head of the Women’s Liberation Front, said that as a California native she found it ironic that the movie and entertainment industry focuses so much on transgender-themed content despite the fact that most state residents are not fans of the gender identity viewpoints.
“Gender identity has been a popular storyline in TV and movies, as well as celebrity family stories, for years. Yet still, around three-quarters of likely voters still oppose sterilizing children for gender transitions or letting boys and men identify into female-only sports,” Chart told the outlet.
She added that the surveys prove viewpoints she believed were held by a majority of Americans actually are.
“Most people don’t support these policies, not in red Idaho, but also not in blue California, only their impacts aren’t being talked about in plain, accurate language,” she said.
“Our numbers on the sports question were right in line with Spry’s July polling on protecting women’s sports in ten battleground states.”
While California goes in the opposite direction of its citizens, Idaho’s legislature and Republican governor have followed the will of the people — in their state and the others polled on the issue earlier this summer.
“The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Ehardt and signed by Gov. Brad Little this March, had the support of 66 percent of likely Idaho voters,” the Women’s Liberation Front noted in a press release citing recent the survey’s results.
“Idaho’s HB 509, a law requiring vital statistics and birth records to be kept based on physical sex, sponsored by Rep. Julianne Young and also signed by Gov. Little this March, had the support of 58 percent of likely Idaho voters,” the press release added.
Nationally, Democrats are also on the wrong side of the issue. The party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has vowed to sign legislation requiring public schools to allow biological males to compete on all-female teams, which would essentially destroy women’s sports.
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