Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has launched laws to the Senate that might defend feminine sports activities from boys in clothes. Calling the invoice the Safety of Ladies and Ladies in Sports activities Act, Lee is joined by 13 of his Republican colleagues in sponsoring the laws.
“When transgender athletes compete in opposition to girls, girls’s sports activities are now not girls’s sports activities; they grow to be unisex athletic occasions,” Sen. Lee stated. “This invoice would defend the chance of women all through America to athletically compete in opposition to different ladies.”
Amongst those that have signed on to assist the invoice is Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS), who brings his background in drugs to the argument.
“As a physician and a former coach, I discover it un-American to permit organic boys to compete in opposition to organic ladies in terms of athletics,” Marshall stated. “Rising up, sports activities taught me that there was a degree enjoying discipline and that all of us had equal alternative to compete and win. Letting organic boys compete in organic ladies’ highschool and school sports activities shouldn’t be equal, it doesn’t degree the enjoying discipline, and it’s actually not truthful. I would like each particular person, no matter intercourse, to have entry to alternative, however this transfer by the Biden Administration exhibits no widespread sense and can convey concerning the destruction of ladies’s sports activities.”
If handed into regulation (which is actually won’t be, given the make-up of Congress and the person within the White Home), the laws would specify that Title IX insurance policies referring to sports activities deal with intercourse as a trait “based mostly solely on an individual’s reproductive biology and genetics at delivery.”
You realize, the factor that used to outline intercourse for, oh, everything of human historical past.
“In gentle of the current push by Democrats to disregard organic science, I’m proud to co-sponsor this invoice to guard girls and ladies’ proper to play sports activities on their very own phrases, with out concern of being compelled to compete in opposition to organic males,” Sen. Ted Cruz stated. “Sadly, this commonsense laws will possible be opposed by my colleagues on the opposite facet of the aisle. No matter political correctness, Congress ought to assist truthful athletic competitors and alternative for ladies and boys alike.”
Sponsors additionally embrace Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who stated, “As a former monitor runner myself, I do know the values, perseverance and teamwork you acquire from enjoying a sport. I take into consideration my granddaughters—who all grew up enjoying sports activities—having to compete in opposition to people born as males. We’re all equal, however we’re not all the identical and we want this motion to guard the way forward for girls’s sports activities. I’m glad to hitch Sen. Lee’s invoice as we speak to guard athletic competitors for all ladies, similar to my granddaughters.”
The truth that a invoice like that is even essential, a lot much less controversial, is a damning assertion about the place we’re going as a nation.