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UPDATE: The Senate failed to override the Governor's veto.

Yes on HB 1298 to Override Governor's Veto

House Bill 1298
ensures fairness, safety, and dignity in youth sports by requiring that biological girls compete as girls and biological boys compete as boys.

It also establishes that the Legislative Assembly, not the unelected activities association, should make decisions on gender ideology.

The policy adopted by NDSHAA — and if it adopts the policy preferred by the activists — forces our children, parents, and schools to affirm and cooperate with a flawed gender ideology that can harm children and society in the long run. HB 1298 is needed because the legislature is the appropriate body to make or prevent a policy decision with such far-reaching consequences.

Activist groups have spread a great deal of misinformation about this bill. It:

  • DOES NOT prohibit transgender students from participating in sports.

  • DOES NOT interfere with college-level athletics.

  • DOES NOT stop girls from playing on boys' teams, such as football.

  • DOES NOT mean that private athletic associations will boycott North Dakota (at least 11 states have similar policies and they have not been boycotted.)

Ask your Senator to protect the Legislature's role and override the Governor's veto of HB 1298.

Who: State Senate

Where: Senate Message Center or contact them directly by phone or email.

Sample Message: Please vote to OVERRIDE the veto of HB 1298. The legislature should make the decision to protect fairness in sports.
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