Common sense in Kansas


At its 2018 convention, the Kansas GOP affirmed that gender was determined by biological sex and committed to upholding parental rights. 

The delegates at the convention affirmed “God’s design for gender as determined by biological sex and not by self-perception,” and resolved to “oppose efforts to validate transgender identity.” They declared that “public schools should not undermine the values of parents who do not agree with transgenderism; and that students have a reasonable expectation of privacy and safety at school.”

A media frenzy then ensued, from local papers and LGBT blogs to a shamefully inaccurate editorial in The New York Times.

For the majority of Kansans, it is stunning that basic biology is now debatable, much less that to defend it is considered “undignified,” “crass,” and “hateful anti-science,” in the words of opponents of the resolution.