Women’s rights have been debated for decades. We finally got to a place where women’s sports were protected for equal competition between biological girls and women. “Congress in 1972 created Title IX to protect women’s sports to enable women to have an equal playing field in athletics,” said Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., who sponsored the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act. “In worship to their trans idols, the administration wants to flip that on its head. It is insane.” What women have fought for and won is now being subjected to more male domination – men who want to be women so that they can expose themselves to young girls in the locker room and compete in unfair competition.
Look at Lia Thomas. Lia Thomas was born as William Thomas and ranks 65th in male swimming. So he decided to be a woman, using his testosterone to compete against the estrogen. Pathetic. This was one of the pivotal moments that brought about the “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act,” also known as the “Save Women’s Sports” bill.
The Democrats are accusing the GOP of “transgender bullying” for voting unanimously for the “Save Women’s Sports” bill. The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act passed in a 219-203 vote Thursday morning – all the “yes” votes came from Republicans, and all the “no” votes came from Democrats.
The “Save Women’s Sports” bill was designed to protect girls from competing against biological males who identify as female under the transgender movement. One democrat said that even debating the bill was traumatizing. What about the young girls and women who are FORCED to compete against biological males? What about having these young girls exposed to the male body changing in the locker room just because that man thinks he can be a woman. What about that trauma?
The democrats are deranging what it means to be bullied.
“This bill is about bullying children,” said Rep. Greg Landsman, D-Ohio. “Stop bullying children.”
“House Republicans are choosing to bully and belittle trans children,” argued Rep. Robert Garcia, D-Calif. “This is about attacking a small group of children, and it is shameful.”
“We should rename it the cancel kids trans hate bill,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Mich., said of the legislation. “This bill fuels a virulent hate campaign against kids who just want to play with their friends.”
Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., said the bill would make school sports “less safe for women and girls,” and argued that even discussing the legislation on the House floor was doing harm to transgender students.
“This debate itself has been traumatizing,” he asserted.
Republicans rejected these arguments and said they are trying to protect girls’ and women’s sports from being taken over by biological males. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said Democrats are ignoring the “physical advantages” that men have over women and rejected Jayapal’s argument that the GOP is waging a “hate” campaign against transgender students.
“We hate no one,” Foxx said. “It is ridiculous that we have had to stand here today to defend the rights of women and girls to participate in sports against other women and girls and they not being taken advantage of by biological males.”
“Congress in 1972 created Title IX to protect women’s sports to enable women to have an equal playing field in athletics,” said Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., who sponsored the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act. “In worship to their trans idols, the administration wants to flip that on its head. It is insane.”
Under Steube’s bill, educational institutions that receive Title IX funding from the federal government would not be allowed to “permit a person whose sex is male to participate in an athletic program or activity that is designed for women or girls.” The bill adds that the sex of an athlete is defined only by their “reproductive biology and genetics at birth.”
Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., noted the well-known case of Lia Thomas, a biological male who competed against women and won an NCAA swimming title last year.
“Lia Thomas, whose given name at birth is William Thomas, ranks 65th among men in the 500-yard men’s freestyle; however, he could beat all the biological women,” Good said. “A female student athlete at nearby Virginia Tech lost her opportunity to compete in the finals because a man took her place.”
UP NEXT: Because this bill passed the House, it will go to the Senate where Democrats are unlikely to debate it. President Biden said he will veto the bill if it makes it to his desk.
This is why your vote matters! Elect law makers who will defend our girls and women instead of subjecting them to trauma and unfair competition!