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Republican Lawmakers Working on ‘Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act’

Republican Lawmakers Working on ‘Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act’

“As of Wednesday, 71 representatives have signed the petition in support of the motion.”

Democrats will oppose this after accusing Republicans of waging a war on women. Just watch.

Campus Reform reports:

Republican lawmakers are working to advance the ‘Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act’

The United States House of Representatives may soon vote on a bill that would protect female athletes from competing against men.

Republican lawmakers are petitioning to discharge the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act from the Committee on Education and Labor, where it has resided since its referral in Jan. 2021.

A discharge would allow for the bill to be moved from committee to the House floor for consideration.

Republican Study Committee Chairman and U.S Representative Jim Banks (R- IN) and bill sponsor Representative Greg Steube (R-FL) are leading the fight to advance the bill.

The bill would require 218 members of Congress to sign on approval for it to be advanced.

“By refusing to allow a vote on protecting women’s sports, Speaker Pelosi is enabling Congress to evade this critical and timely issue facing students across the country. Tonight, Republicans filed a discharge petition to force my bill, The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act onto the House floor,” Steube said in a press release following the Apr. 26 petition.

He continued, “Instead of paying lip service to women, I hope my colleagues across the aisle will actually do something for women and girls by signing onto this petition. As the left perpetuates a craze to eliminate gender, the American people deserve to know where their elected representatives stand on protecting women’s sports.”

As of Wednesday, 71 representatives have signed the petition in support of the motion. In addition to Banks and Steube, the earliest signatories were Glenn Thompson (R-PA), August Pfluger (R- TX), Vicky Hartzler (R- MO), Mary E. Miller (R- IL), Lauren Boebert (R- CO), and Kat Cammack (R- FL) are named on the file.

Steube introduced the bill on Jan. 21 last year in an effort to take national action to reinforce Title IX protections for women’s opportunities.

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“Democrats will oppose this after accusing Republicans of waging a war on women.”

To wit, the 0.003% of “women” who “are women” (though everybody who still has a functioning brain KNOWS they’re not women).

This is an interesting race between the Republicans to enact a bill and the Biden Administration to change the definitions under Title IX.

Title IX prohibits discrimination based upon “sex.” A lot of the debate centers on “gender” and whether gender is fluid or expressed in ways that are contrary to the birth sex of the student.

Of course, the word “sex” does not mean the same thing as “gender..” But the word “sex” was popular in 1972 when Title IX was drafted.

The problem is that in very young children, girls have a competitive advantage over boys in terms of athletic ability. At some point, the advantage switches to the men.