Countering the current 'crazy world' in women's sports
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)
It's common today to read news of a biological male beating females in women's sports, compelling one GOP congressman to introduce legislation protecting the integrity of women's sports and the women and girls who are competing.
"A bill I have filed would make it clear that if it's women's sports funded through Title IX, only biological women could be competing against bio women," Rep. Greg Steube (R-Florida) said Wednesday on the "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" radio program.
The legislation, introduced on Tuesday, is called the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act (H.R.5603).
"People have seen these stories from all over the country where you now have biological males beating women in women's sports, [even] taking scholarships," said Steube. "Even people on the far left – like famous players – are saying that it's not fair that women are having to compete against men in women's sports."
Women's tennis legend Martina Navratilova, for example, has spoken out against allowing biological men to compete in women's sporting events, calling it "insane" and "cheating." Her comments have been criticized by some as "transphobic," reports Fox News.
Program host Tony Perkins commented on Steube's bill.
"Some are trying to present this as being insensitive, that people ought to be able to do what they want to do and however they feel, but this is blatantly unfair," said Perkins, president of Family Research Council. "Men are created differently than women and to put them into sporting competition next to each other is, again, blatantly unfair."
The Florida congressman added: "Males have more testosterone than females, and that obviously helps makes men's bodies bigger and stronger. It's crazy to me that we're even having to file bills on something like this, but that is the world that we live in today, unfortunately."
The bill has been referred to the House Education and Labor Committee. It requires that "sex," for the purpose of sport, be determined on the basis of sex determined by a physician at birth.
Image above is of Craig Telfer, a biological male who identifies as a woman and competes for Franklin Pierce University as "CeCe" Telfer. (See related article)
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