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Democrats Unanimous As House Passes Bill Forcing Schools To Let Male Athletes Compete In Girls’ Sports

The Democratically controlled House of Representatives voted Friday 236-173 in favor of the Equality Act, which would require schools to include male athletes who identify as transgender girls on female sports teams.

Eight Republicans crossed party lines to vote for the bill, which had unanimous Democratic support.

The bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law.

Among other things, that would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls.

Republican Florida Rep. Greg Steube introduced a last-minute amendment to the bill that would have preserved Title IX’s protections of female athletic teams, but Democrats rejected it.

Every House Democrat but one co-sponsored the legislation. The only Democrat who wasn’t a co-sponsor, Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski, announced his support for the bill following pressure from left-wing activists.

“People need to wake up. This radical bill is going to totally eliminate women’s and girls sports,” Republican Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko warned in an op-ed Thursday.

Republican Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler and a half-dozen other House Republicans held a press conference Thursday in opposition to what Hartzler dubbed the “Inequality Act.”

“Congress enacted Title IX to provide equal opportunities for women in education and sports. All this is erased under H.R. 5,” Hartzler said at the press conference.

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Three former elite female athletes, Doriane Coleman, Martina Navratilova and Sanya Richards-Ross, warned that the Equality Act would wreak havoc on women’s sports in an April 29 Washington Post op-ed.

“The legislation would make it unlawful to differentiate among girls and women in sports on the basis of sex for any purpose. For example, a sports team couldn’t treat a transgender woman differently from a woman who is not transgender on the grounds that the former is male-bodied,” the former athletes wrote.

“Yet the reality is that putting male- and female-bodied athletes together is co-ed or open sport. And in open sport, females lose,” the three women warned.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, a Democrat from New York, insisted the bill wouldn’t put female athletes at a disadvantage.

“Many states have sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination laws, and all of them still have women’s sports. Arguments about transgender athletes participating in sports in accordance with their gender identity having competitive advantages have not been borne out,” Nadler said at a April 2 hearing on the bill.

In Connecticut, one of the states to which Nadler was referring, two male runners have dominated girls’ high school track. A female competitor called the male runners’ advantage “demoralizing.”

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Diana

    June 21, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    I think it’s time to remove everyone of these sick disgusting politicians they know dam well it is WRONG they need removed immediately bye force if need be, me I say Firing Squad all these socialist, communist,muslums,atheists,a Law Has to Be passed none of the above mentioned will never be allowed to run for any part of government. Judges, politicians, state and federal, police, governors, mayors, military officers, make it a law that can NEVER be Changed

    • greenhat

      June 21, 2019 at 9:28 pm

      Agree 100%!

    • Gizzy

      June 21, 2019 at 9:29 pm

      agree 100%

    • Julia Schmidt

      June 24, 2019 at 12:51 am

      THERE HAS TO BE A WAY TO RID US OF THESE DEM HOUSE MEMBERS WHO ARE SO TOTALLY IGNORANT UNEDUCATED LACKING IN COMMON SENSE & WHO REFUSE TO HOLD SACRED THEIR OATHS OF OFFICE THEY R THE REASON WE HAVE CRISIS AFTER CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY AT THIS TIME & THEY R THE REASON SO MANY OF OUR CITIZENS ARE SUFFERING THE LOSS OF THEIR LOVED ONES TO THE ILLEGAL ALIEN UNDOCUMENTED VIOLENT CRIMINAL BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THE DEMS WILL GIVE THEM A FREE PASS … THE LGBT CROWD DEMANDING RIGHTS FOR THIS & FOR THAT LATEST DEMAND IS TO TAKE AWAY THE RIGHTS OF BIOLOGICAL GIRLS TO ENJOY THEIR SPORTS WHEN A TRANSGENDER TAKES 1ST PLACE IN 10 EVENTS STEALING THE WINS FROM 10 BIOLOGICAL REAL FEMALES YOU KNOW THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE

      • Jewels

        June 24, 2019 at 5:09 am

        They don’t give a damn, because their children are not affected as they go to private schools. If a school told me that males could compete on the same level as my daughter, and that they could use the same restrooms, then my child would go to a school that really was an all girl school, if it has an Adam’s apple and a dick, it doesn’t belong in the same restroom as my daughter.

  2. Gayle

    June 21, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    If this succeeds, this will end women’s sports!, no women will will train and work hard to be beaten by a biological man!

  3. Gizzy

    June 21, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    These a–hats in Congress, namely the demorats are really reaching far and wide to see just how low they can go. Women have their sports men have theirs! No man should compete on a womans team!

    • Gizzy

      June 21, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      Should have read no man should compete against women in a competition.

  4. pat

    June 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I hope the Senate has more sense than to pass this crap.So glad my children are out of school. I feel sorry for all of the children if these mentally sick, perverted people get there wish.No wonder creepy Joe has their support.

  5. patricia

    June 21, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    What about females who want to be on the male sports teams? They only said equality for males on female teams.

  6. Brianna D Penny

    June 22, 2019 at 12:40 am

    You mean the same dumbocrats who are always blabbing about women’s rights 🙄 give me a break

  7. Dragonfly43

    June 22, 2019 at 1:39 am

    This is just so outrageous! All that will be accomplished is women will no longer want to compete.

  8. Ellen

    June 22, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    This is the stupidest bill I have heard of. If transgender “girls” want to complete, let them compete against each other, not with “normal” girls. It is also unfair in international competition. Other countries will not be happy at the lack of competition because of this bill.
    this is another reason I am not longer a Democrat.

  9. Gerald O’Dell

    June 23, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Women need to bombard all Democrats who voted for such a maniacal piece of crap and remember them come election time.

  10. Jewels

    June 24, 2019 at 5:32 am

    The only males that will compete against the females, are those that can’t win against those that are of the same gender. Just little pussies who will never be real men, just little boys running around with a dick in a girls race.

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