HB 1572 'simply makes sense'

Friday, December 20, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Transgender athlete Terry MillerA Tennessee politician is calling on his state's schools to stop blending genders in their sports programs.

State Representative Bruce Griffey (R-Paris) has introduced HB 1572 in the Tennessee House, a measure that would allow transgender youth to only participate in sports for their born gender – so a biological boy as indicated by the athlete's original birth certificate issued at birth, for example, could only participate on the school's boys’ teams, even if he identifies as a girl or has a revised or amended birth certificate. Griffey tells OneNewsNow it simply makes sense.

"Males just have a natural advantage as far as lung size, upper body strength, when it comes to competing in sports," he points out. "That's why we have boys' and girls' sports to begin with -- to make it fair. And if we continue to allow boys to transgender and compete in girls' athletics, that's just simply not fair."

According to the bill, any school that violates the policy will not be eligible for state funding.

The state representative adds that allowing gender-confused boys to compete in female athletics makes as much sense as letting the boys use girls' restrooms and shower facilities.

Griffey

"If they've got this transgender issue … they can be considerate of other human beings and say, 'You know, I can go to the bathroom in the males' bathroom; that's not that big of a deal,'" Griffey submits. "I just think we need to keep clear lines separated when it comes to the sexes. That's the way God set it up, and I'm happy to continue following those directions from God."

He adds that transgendered individuals are experiencing a mental condition called gender dysphoria, and he believes they ought to seek out psychological therapy to align their thinking with their born gender rather than expect everyone else to compromise their values.


Terry Miller, pictured above, is a biological male who claims to be a girl and has competed in high school track events in Connecticut.

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