Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg wrote about Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s efforts to stop the biggest threat to female sports since Title IX was adopted.
That threat — attempts by biological males (who identify as transgender females) to compete against females.
As Sprigg wrote, Loeffler herself benefited from the growth in female sports. She played three sports in high school and eventually invested in women’s sports by becoming co-owner of a WNBA team.
“There is a reason why, even when discrimination based on sex is outlawed, we still allow separate sports teams (not to mention separate bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers) for males and females. That reason has nothing to do with their psychological “gender identity.” Instead, it has everything to do with the fact that males and females have different anatomies from birth, with those differences accentuated after puberty. The average man is larger, stronger, and faster than the average woman, so women would simply have no chance of reaching elite levels of competition if forced to compete against men. Female high school track athletes in one state alone (Connecticut) have lost 15 medals to biological males in state competition in the last two years — reducing their chances for college athletic scholarships in the process.”
Loeffler’s “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2020” amends Title IX and makes it a violation to allow a person whose sex is male to participate in an athletic program or activity designated for women or girls. It recognizes “sex” as being recognized based solely on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth.
Loeffler deserves appreciation for her efforts. It’s an effort every Republican in the country should be able to get behind and most Independents — if not even most Democrats.
However, the line must be drawn into the sand before we get any further down the slippery slope.