Letter: Will the hullabaloo about transgender athletes lead to a new office of overseers?

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Onlookers fill the gallery of the House Chamber as the Utah Legislature voted to override Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto of HB11, which bars transgender girls from participating in school sports matching their gender identities, in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 25, 2022.

A recent story about the young girl who, after finishing first in an athletic event then having her “true” gender questioned reminded me of a Bloom County strip a few years back. This ran during the time when North Carolina was debating and passing their “bathroom bill,” about who could use which restrooms.

The take they had on it was that Opus (the penguin) was tasked with making sure that Bill (the cat) had the correct “naughty bits” to be allowed to use a particular litter box.

Opus described it as being “The Office of Genital Prudence.”

I would not be at all surprised to see a bill in the upcoming legislative session creating just that for high school athletes.

Michael Mitchell, Henrieville

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