Minnesota Democrats surprised everyone on Wednesday when they revived legislation that would provide constitutional protections for transgender athletes.
The Minnesota Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) ballot initiative on Wednesday afternoon. If passed by the House, Minnesota voters would vote on whether or not the Minnesota Constitution gets its own version of the ERA.
This legislation, if passed, would ask voters in 2024: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended by adding a specific guarantee that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this state or any of its cities, counties, or other political subdivisions on account of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, ancestry, or national origin?”
Notice the provision on “gender identity or expression?” That means that under the Minnesota Constitution, biological men would be allowed to compete with biological women in high school sports, drag queens could perform shows in front of kids, and talks of gender ideology could not be stopped in the classroom.
While these things already happen in Minnesota, they may soon be protected by the constitution – which is incredibly difficult to repeal. If conservatives want to prevent this from happening, they must contact their state representatives. Call your state representatives now.