Texas Bill Bans ‘Biological Men From Competing’ in Women’s College Sports
“The bill makes sure women are not forced to compete against biological men, who steal victories and athletic records from females, and put women’s athletic scholarships unfairly at risk”
This is the right thing to do and other states should follow Texas’ lead.
The College Fix reports:
Texas bill would forbid biological men from competing in women’s sports
A Texas Republican state senator has filed a bill that seeks require collegiate athletes to compete according to their biological sex.
The legislation, if approved, would expand on an already existing Texas law that requires K-12 athletes to compete according to their biological sex.
State Bill 649, authored by Sen. Mayes Middleton, would require students at public and private higher education institutions in the state to compete according to biological sex.
Middleton seeks “to protect the integrity of women’s sports,” she stated in a Jan. 30 news release.
“The bill makes sure women are not forced to compete against biological men, who steal victories and athletic records from females, and put women’s athletic scholarships unfairly at risk,” she stated.
The proposed law states: “An athletic team or sport sponsored or authorized by a public institution of higher education, public junior college, or any private institution or private junior college that competes against a public institution or public junior college may not allow a student to participate in an athletic team or sport sponsored or authorized by the institution of higher education or junior college that is designated for the biological sex opposite to the student ’s biological sex.”
S.B. 649 expands on House Bill 25, which requires “student athletes who compete in interscholastic competition to play on sports teams that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near their time of birth,” The Texas Tribune reported.
That bill was signed into law by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in October 2021, and it went into effect January 2022.
“Separate women’s sports categories are important to protect women athletes from getting hurt and to ensure their victory,” Mary Elizabeth Castle, director of government relations at Texas Values, told The College Fix in a Feb. 15 email.
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All well and good when it comes to men overpowering women… but wasn’t there general agreement here recently that “men’s teams” are actually “open teams” should any women want to join them? Besides the locker room thing, of course.
How does it define “biological sex”? Unless it’s chromosomes, woke leftist judges will “interpret” this until it’s meaningless.
And if they did define it as XX or XY chromosomes, where does the tiny proportion of XXY fit in?
The former “men’s” division is now the “open” division. Easy fix.