This past fall, Alaska’s Board of Education adopted new regulations that prohibit gender-confused biological males from competing in girls’ high school sports. Now, state lawmakers are looking to codify these protections in Alaska Statute, while expanding the scope to include all grade levels, not just high school.

Sponsored by Republican Representatives Jamia Allard (Eagle River) and Tom McKay (Anchorage), House Bill 183 had an initial public hearing on March 15.

The bill notes that “designation of separate sex-specific athletic teams or sports is necessary to maintain fairness in athletic opportunities for women,” because there are “significant biological and physiological differences between males and females, including greater strength, speed, and endurance capabilities among males on average.” These “provide a competitive advantage to male athletes in sports; and having separate sex-specific teams furthers efforts to promote sex equality,” the bill adds.

In order to “preserve an even playing field in school athletic programs, to maintain opportunities for female athletes to demonstrate their strength, skills, and athletic abilities, and to provide female athletes with opportunities to obtain recognition and accolades, college scholarships, and the numerous other long-term benefits that result” the bill states that athletic competitions designated for girls must only allow biologically female competitors.

An athlete’s sex would be determined by what their birth certificate, not how they might personally identify.

The bill also offers legal protection for students who are denied athletic opportunities or suffer direct or indirect harm resulting from a school districts failure to follow the proposed law.

Predictably, leftist groups such as Planned Parenthood are already organizing opposition to the bill. The group’s Alaska chapter is encouraging activists to speak out against the proposed protections for girls’ sports, claiming they are “discriminatory” against males who identify as female and who want to compete as girls.

According to a recent action alert by Alaska Planned Parenthood Field Manager KC Casort, the proposed legislation is offensive because it only recognizes two sexes – male and female – and thereby “invalidates people’s gender identity.”

She also falsely claims that the bill would result in the “complete exclusion from sports” for students who believe they are transgender. This is not the case, as any student, regardless of how they subjectively identify, would still be able to compete in accordance with their biological sex.

Despite the fact that the bill makes no mention of race, Planned Parenthood is attempting to play the race card by asserting that HB 183 “targets students of color – who are already routinely policed, shamed, and dehumanized in school settings – and will face outsized consequences, as administrators and other athletes perpetuate racist and sexist stereotypes about femininity and gender presentation.”


— The public hearing for HB 183 occurs at 8 a.m. on March 15 in the House Education Committee. Those who wish to testify should call 5-10 minutes before the start of the hearing. Subsequent callers will be put into a queue to testify later in the meeting, as time permits. Numbers to call in are as follows: Anchorage: (907) 563-9085, Juneau: (907) 586-9085, All other locations: (844) 586-9085. When calling, ask to be directed to the House Education Committee to testify on HB 183. Each person will have three minutes to speak.

— Click here to read the bill.

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— Click here to call members of the House Education Committee.

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Hearing set for Alaska bill aimed at expanding protections for girls’ sports

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • DaveMaxwell says:

    This is called a hearing? How can that be when the people have spoken loudly and clearly! There are two genders! Two genders! Got it?! Two genders! Man and women! This is a non disputable fact! As far as you all having a hearing, the ongoing problem is the fact that you all have no ears! How do you propose to have a hearing with no ears?Tired of this Biden logic!

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      Yes it is exasperating but we have to stay the course and be vocal. Please email the committee in support of HB183. The link above is easy and a short email asking the committee to please move this bill forward.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    It is easy to email the committee. See the link above. Spread the word to family and friends to email as well. Just a short email in support of HB 183. Women’s sports need 5o be protected and men need to stay out of them. If you are really tenacious then type out a letter and fax.

  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    So sad that plain sense is no longer common. Boys and girls have always been different, and their various “feels” do not change any of that. Honest question: How can a boy know what it feels like to be a girl, and vice versa? They can’t. They may not like who they are, but it doesn’t mean they share a single common experience with a real girl or a real boy. It’s nonsense to think the politicians do anyone favors by allowing confused men and boys to victimize girls and women. Besides the violations in the locker rooms, girls are being sent to the hospital by these boys who are afraid to become men.

  • Tim Agosti says:

    Here is an interesting article from the person who resigned from the NCAA regarding this same issue.