Georgia special medical commission will inspect the girls' genitals to exclude transgenders from competing
Legislators in Georgia have begun to create a medical commission for underage athletes, which will examine the genitals of girls to sort out transgender people from women's sports.
HB 276 and HB 372 aim to recognize “unlawful for public or private schools whose students compete against a public school to operate athletic programs that permit a person whose gender is male to participate in an athletic program that is designated for females”.
Truly what is this dystopian hellscape we are living in. Three physicians are going to review young women’s anatomy to decide who can play sports? GA HB 372 https://t.co/MvETnphDPH pic.twitter.com/eevGxRr3xG— Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) February 12, 2021
The bill was sponsored by Representative Philip Singleton (R), Representative Wes Cantrell (R), Representative Jodi Lott (R), Representative Todd Jones (R), Representative Kasey Carpenter (R), Representative Karen Mathiak (R).
The policy of infringing on the rights of LGBTQ+ people contradicts the recent statements of the new US President Joe Biden, who has begun to aggressively promote same-sex relationships around the world. In his new Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation, Biden says that gender discrimination is prohibited, as leverage, Biden uses federal funds and threats to cut off funding for schools if biological males are barred from women's competition.
Arizona, Connecticut, Iowa, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas are also considering similar laws to purge ex-men from women's sports.
State Rep for District 80 Matthew Wilson, gay, criticized the bill, calling it “the biggest threat facing our state right now”.
A bill filed today includes *gender review panels* and unconstitutionally defines gender as assigned sex at birth.— Matthew Wilson (@mwilsonGA) February 10, 2021
This isn't about protecting girls' sports. It's about scapegoating trans Georgians, and it won't stand. ????️⚧️????️????https://t.co/wZ69TGTBLE
Fair Fight Action drew attention to the fact that the issue of excluding transgenders from women's competitions is not a priority at this time, and it is necessary first of all to defeat Covid-19.
Georgia Republicans should focus on access to health care, recovery from Covid-19, economic opportunity and more to help Georgians during this difficult time. 2/ #gapol— Fair Fight (@fairfightaction) February 12, 2021
The most notorious lawsuit of the past year was the class action lawsuit of three girls athletes who managed to win the right to compete exclusively against women.
In recent months, 20 state legislators have submitted 31 bills against LGBTQ+ people.