Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced legislation to the Senate that would protect female sports from boys in dresses. Calling the bill the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, Lee is joined by 13 of his Republican colleagues in sponsoring the legislation.
“When transgender athletes compete against women, women’s sports are no longer women’s sports; they become unisex athletic events,” Sen. Lee said. “This bill would protect the opportunity of girls throughout America to athletically compete against other girls.”
Among those who have signed on to support the bill is Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS), who brings his background in medicine to the argument.
“As a doctor and a former coach, I find it un-American to allow biological boys to compete against biological girls when it comes to athletics,” Marshall said. “Growing up, sports taught me that there was a level playing field and that we all had equal opportunity to compete and win. Letting biological boys compete in biological girls’ high school and college sports is not equal, it doesn’t level the playing field, and it’s certainly not fair. I want every person, regardless of sex, to have access to opportunity, but this move by the Biden Administration shows no common sense and will bring about the destruction of women’s sports.”
If passed into law (which is certainly will not be, given the makeup of Congress and the man in the White House), the legislation would specify that Title IX policies relating to sports treat sex as a trait “based solely on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth.”
You know, the thing that used to define sex for, oh, the entirety of human history.
“In light of the recent push by Democrats to ignore biological science, I am proud to co-sponsor this bill to protect women and girls’ right to play sports on their own terms, without fear of being forced to compete against biological men,” Sen. Ted Cruz said. “Sadly, this commonsense legislation will likely be opposed by my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. Regardless of political correctness, Congress should support fair athletic competition and opportunity for girls and boys alike.”
Sponsors also include Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who said, “As a former track runner myself, I know the values, perseverance and teamwork you gain from playing a sport. I think about my granddaughters—who all grew up playing sports—having to compete against individuals born as males. We are all equal, but we are not all the same and we need this action to protect the future of women’s sports. I am glad to join Sen. Lee’s bill today to protect athletic competition for all girls, just like my granddaughters.”
The fact that a bill like this is even necessary, much less controversial, is a damning statement about where we are going as a nation.