When we hear about the new idea of gender identity laws, we hear a lot about why transgender people need these laws in order to stop discrimination against them. But what we don’t hear about is how these laws will affect already protected groups, females in particular, but other groups as well such as people of color, and disabled people.The easiest way I can demonstrate how gender identity overrides sex is by explaining how the law would function. Let’s take a step back from the bathroom debate for a moment, as it’s highly politicized, and look at another place gender identity laws will impact: sports. We can whittle it down even further and look at college sports.There was a time when women couldn’t participate in sports in colleges. Of course, there was a time when women couldn’t go to college either. But suffice it to say, the sports arena is a place women had to fight to be. Now there is Title IX, a portion of the Education Amendments of ’72, which requires colleges to make sports teams available to women as well as men on the basis of sex, to ensure equitable and equal access to sports programs (as well as anything sex-based protection applies to, such as access to education, housing, security on-campus, etc).
Gender identity laws cancel out protections for females