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

Peter Hasson on May 17, 2019

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.

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.”

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  • Yess! It's so democratic to hide your p..s and go to get the girls! BTW, the girls deserve that kind of competition. They wanted be in the scouts and on the battle field, they got their feminist "equality" ... fulfilled!

  • Everyone should be outraged. Ridiculousness. Really don’t think this is the will of “the people”. Goes to show, one more time,they don’t care! It’s all about their sick agenda.

  • Actually it was Clinton keeping a woman down, Freudian slip on your part. Also the fact is Republicans pay their aids more than democrat campaign committees. I;m sure its considered charity work.

  • Succumbing to the will of Satan is more to the point. Just as with Obama and his perpetual evil agendas.. Lets see what God says about the thoughts of man. Gen 6:5; Gen 8:21; Ecc 9:3; Jer 17:9. So we see by this it is not hard to understand that the mind of man (his sin nature), along with the influence of Satan that he comes up with these evil agendas. Notice how each one of these agendas go against the will purpose and plan of God for how man is to live and function during his time on earth. God says "Be fruitful and multiply," man honors abortion. "He made them male and female," man comes along and says a man can become a woman merely by thought and saying so. So, man wants to play God who said, "Let there be light and there was light." It's the Light against darkness, stay in the Light.

  • Now theyre all mens sports. Just set womens rights/civil rights back decades. Everything they fought for is over.

  • Girls should refuse to compete against such teams that include male-bodied athletes if they oppose that practice. That's the democratic way.

  • This is the end of women’s sports. Same as they ended Girl Scouts by having boys in them.

  • Where is the list of Politicians who for this bill. we need to know the a$$hats that voted for this. A vote for a Democratic/Socialist is committing a treasonous act to this country!

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