Democrat-led U.S. House passes bill forcing schools to let male athletes compete in girls’ sports

By Peter Hasson

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.

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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 athletics 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.

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 30 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.”

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14 thoughts on “Democrat-led U.S. House passes bill forcing schools to let male athletes compete in girls’ sports

  1. It is not surprise to me that suicide is the second leading cause of death among our teenagers! I’m an adult and this gender issue is confusing to me. I can only imagine the confusion and chaos it is creating in the developing minds of our young people. The adults here have a severe case of selfishness!

  2. Reminds me of John Candy in the movie Stripes. He mud wrestles like 4 opposing women. Funny!

  3. I’ll be watching with keen interest during the next Olympiad to see how widely the mycelium of this dystopian plague has spread.

  4. The only men who want this, are the ones who couldn’t make the boys team. — that tells you what they really are.

  5. I don’t feel this ludicrousy will last. The difference between male and female is so striking when it comes to sports it can not go unrecognized. Even in horse racing, rarely are the mares faster then the stallions, (geldings yes but stallions no). Although the left refuses to look at science when it comes to the killing of unborn babies, I do think that both sides will eventually agree on this issue. Take a look at the article “Transgender MMA Fighter Destroys Female Opponent” , Tamikka Brents stated, “I’ve fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did that night. I can’t answer whether it’s because she was born a man or not, because I’m not a doctor,” she stated. “I can only say, I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life, and I am an abnormally strong female in my own right. ”

    • We need to stop the left/right mentality and stick to the issues. Only if the ‘sides’ unite on this issue will there be a chance of turning it around.

      As long as government protects ‘gender identity’ it will last.

      ‘I do think that both sides will eventually agree on this issue.’ I would’t count on it.

      I am liberal, I hate this trans nonsense. I support a women’s right to her body.
      This is a time for liberals and conservatives to take to the streets united.

      There is no ‘sport’ that repulses me more like boxing – all boxing.

      The ‘left’ is accused of denying science – ha. Ever heard of climate change? Conservatives are guilty of denying science. Point fingers is a stupid pass time.

  6. Just more of the demontards war on women. While they push the mime that
    The right is destroying women’s choice (ie abortions as birth control) the leftarded
    faction is destroying Women as a gender. They push liar’s like 2 door ford to the forefront
    then ruin women identity by letting demented males who think their female to push women
    to the bottom in sports and bathroom privacy.
    As always what ever the left accuses their enemy’s with you can be sure it’s them
    doing it. The accusation is to deflect the eyes away from the real perps.
    Though this was a national vote you can count on our left of reality bozos to come out with a even more disgusting version, to lead the nation….

    • Yes, Dems are doing great harm to women with this transgender issue but,the repub mentality towards women has for ALL time harmrf women.

  7. Only in Vermont. This is insanity. Perhaps this could be the straw that breaks the cacamel’s back and motivate sane folks to throw these idiots out come November. Don’t get yoour hopes up.

    • No Mike, this is not ‘only in Vermont’, in fact I don’t think it has hit VT yet. This is a national story.

      Broad based societal gas-lighting, we are all having insanity forced on us. Now’s the time for Repubs to take a page from Liberals on something other than abortion and take to the streets!!

  8. This is nothing more than an attack on REAL girls; REAL women. And it makes a joke of what God designed….males and females. There is no reference to trans genders in the Bible.

  9. This is so insane. There is a biological difference between men and women. Just because a man is predisposed to be a female does not mean his body is equal to a females and should be allowed to compete with them!

    • This is not so much a scientific or religious discussion as a cultural one. SCOTUS is going to tackle it as such. Just as they did gay rights and marriage.

      Gay women are as pissed off about this as straights.

  10. When will this foolishness stop, if transgenders want to compete in sports then they
    need to start there own leagues……..

    It’s easy ” biological” boys play against” biological” boys and ” biological ” girls play against
    “biological ” girls and then the trans community can play against whomever they want within
    there own ” fractured ” community !!

    Transgender Mental Illness is running rampant and Liberals support it, has anyone ever
    wondered why suicide is on the rise ?? Liberals promoting confusion with our young ….. shameful.

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