Representative Tulsi Gabbard

Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has proposed legislation that specifies that Title IX, which protects against discrimination based on sex in federally funded education programs, be applied based on biological sex as determined at birth by a medical professional.

The bill, called “Protect Women’s Sports Act,” was introduced with Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) on Thursday. The goal of the bill is to protect “the sex-based intention of Title IX protections by reaffirming the biological sex-based distinctions between men and women in athletics.” If passed, organizations that allow biological males to participate in female sports would not be allowed to receive federal funding.

A statement from a press release held by the two members of Congress reads, “Since its creation, Title IX has been confronted by various challenges, often resulting in nuanced or situational solutions to the circumstances. This has included considering the fairness of an individual of one sex to play on a team designated for another sex when no such team is available to the individual, such as women’s field hockey or men’s football. This bill protects the sex-based intention of Title IX protections by reaffirming the biological sex-based distinctions between men and women in athletics.”

“Title IX was a historic provision championed by Hawai’i’s own Congresswoman Patsy Mink in order to provide equal opportunity for women and girls in high school and college sports,” Gabbard said in the press release. She continued, “It led to a generational shift that impacted countless women, creating life-changing opportunities for girls and women that never existed before.”

“However, Title IX is being weakened by some states who are misinterpreting Title IX, creating uncertainty, undue hardship and lost opportunities for female athletes,” Gabbard explained. “Our legislation protects Title IX’s original intent which was based on the general biological distinction between men and women athletes based on sex. It is critical that the legacy of Title IX continues to ensure women and girls in sports have the opportunity to compete and excel on a level playing field,” she added.

“Title IX was designed to give women and girls an equal chance to succeed, including in sports,” said Representative Mullin. “Allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports diminishes that equality and takes away from the original intent of Title IX. As the father of three girls involved in athletics, I want them to be able to compete on a level playing field. I am proud to lead this bill that will safeguard the integrity of women’s sports and ensure female athletes can compete fairly.”

Sports Illustrated said on the issue”

“Though NCAA rules allow transgender women to participate in women’s sports, this is not the first time legislation has presented an obstacle. Various branches of government have disagreed on this issue just this year.

In April, Idaho banned trans athletes from women’s sports, though the state is being sued by Boise State track and field athlete Lindsay Hecox. In May, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights decided that allowing transgender athletes to compete in Connecticut high school sports violated the civil rights of female athletes. The Supreme Court ruled in June, however, that discrimination on the basis of gender identity is classified alongside sex discrimination under the Civil Rights Act”

6 thoughts on “Democrat Proposes Bill to Ban Biological Males from Women’s Sports”
  1. Our country I believe is in serious trouble and we should be ashamed what we did to president trump and the amount of money the democrats spent doing it and it was not even question I have never voted and this why the system is corrupt!

  2. Why when these “male” trackers show don’t the females just protest by not participating in the even period. They are being forced to participate so don’t. Make it known that it isn’t right to be running against “males”, so stop running or what ever event they are violating female rights. Airborne

  3. Damn FINE idea! About time someone did something about this sexual aberration in sports. Now if we can keep biological males out of female bathrooms…….

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