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Letter: Boys have no place in girls sports

Charley Johnson, the president and CEO of FMCVB, has little clue about what national organizations would do as I can attest as the president of a youth soccer club who knows a thing or two about soccer. These tournaments are not going to go away.

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The Forum’s story “ Youth sports backers oppose North Dakota bill that would restrict transgender athletes ” is nearly completely biased in favor of an opinion that boys should be allowed to compete in girls sports. Everyone’s daughters have rights to compete against biological females; not some boy who thinks he is a girl, not some boy whose parents thinks he is a girl or some poor boy who is being chemically castrated by adults who should not be allowed by law to do so. If these boys want to compete in sports, they can compete in boys sports.

The F-M Convention and Visitors Bureau is not on the side of girls, girls’ rights or common sense. The FMCVB seems to be on the side of money, i.e. money for hotels, money for restaurants, money for gas stations and money for their staff. Charley Johnson, the president and CEO of FMCVB, has little clue about what national organizations would do as I can attest as the president of a youth soccer club who knows a thing or two about soccer. These tournaments are not going to go away.

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Regardless, North Dakota is not going to bullied by far left, liberal interests to having boys compete against our daughters, share their changing rooms, demand use of communal showers or open the door to sexual abuse. Has Charley Johnson lost his mind?
Scare tactics based on one or two tournaments is not a basis for public policy.

Our daughters have rights that Charley Johnson will never understand.

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It is also telling that the Forum, in its story, never mentioned the rights of minor girls.

Matt Noah lives in Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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