Republican State Sen. Jeff Taylor is this week’s Legislator of the Week. He earned the award for his comments on the Protect Women’s Sports bill.
A number of Republicans in the Senate spoke in favor of the bill, but Taylor’s remarks attacked the heart of the Democrat argument against it.
“Like a house, an argument is only as good as its foundation,” he said. “We have heard, in opposition to the bill, appeals to emotion, calls for justice and references to playing politics. But underneath these seemingly strong arguments is a weak and false foundation.
“The foundational argument against the bill is that ‘trans girls are girls’ and ‘trans women are women.’ However, this argument is not true. Trans girls are boys, not girls. Trans women are men, not women.”
He correctly pointed out the bill is not about hatred or discrimination, but keeping our state in alignment with “reality.”
“A decade or two ago, I’m willing to bet that every person in this chamber would have voted for such a bill,” he said. It would not have been controversial. It would have been common sense.”
It got better…
“There are many contradictions when it comes to wokeness,” he said. “Body shaming is harmful, yet being born into the wrong body is a concept we’re encouraged to believe. Cultural appropriation is wrong, yet gender appropriation is good.
“The most principled and consistent feminists oppose the transgender movement for good reason. It represents a systematic erasure of women.”
You can watch Sen. Taylor’s remarks below: