An attempt to separate trans-athletes from women's competitions failed miserably
A recently introduced bill by the Florida Republican Congressman Greg Steube on the protection of women and women's competitions was unanimously rejected by Democrats.
“With the House passage of H.R. 5 earlier this Congress, women and girls participating in competitive sports across the country are at risk of losing the equal playing field they were guaranteed by the Education Amendments of 1972,” said Congressman Steube following the introduction of the bill, according to press release. “We must protect our female athletes from being forced to compete against biological male athletes in competitive sports.”
Immediately after the vote, it became obvious that the democratic forces sided with the “winners,” namely the transgender people, whose participation would destroy women's competitions over the next few years.
In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, Greg Steube expressed indignation that in order to protect women about maintaining healthy competition “you have to file bills”.
“We are completely eroding what women sports are if we are going to allow biological men to compete with women in women’s collegiate activities. I filed pretty much what my bill is as an amendment on the ERA legislation that went through the Judiciary committee and not a single Democrat voted for it,” the first-term congressman continued. “We did it as a motion to recommit on the floor of the house on similar legislation, and I believe there was only one or two Democrats that voted for it. That’s the sad state of affairs that we are in for today. You are destroying women sports, and Democrats aren’t willing to stand for women in women sports.”
In the bill, Steube proposed depriving schools of funding if they allow biological men or men who think they are women to compete against biological women.
"We have heard the heartbreaking stories of young women and girls from across the country who compete in sports but are losing games and even scholarships to biological males who choose to identify as women and girls,” said Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), an original cosponsor of the bill. “These sports should be reserved for the women and girls who work hard and train for them, not men. I urge my colleagues to support this bill to help protect the future of women and girls' sports."