This is a shining example of how poorly things go with the Democratic Party in control of the House. The Democrats voted unanimously to crush the dreams of female athletes and require schools to allow males who identify as transgender girls to compete on female sports teams.
There were eight Republicans who crossed party line and vote for the bill. The final tally was 236-173 in favor of the Equality Act.
More on the story from Daily Caller:
The bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law.
Among other things, that would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls.
Republican Florida Rep. Greg Steube introduced a last-minute amendment to the bill that would have preserved Title IX’s protections of female athletic teams, but Democrats rejected it.
Every House Democrat but one co-sponsored the legislation. The only Democrat who wasn’t a co-sponsor, Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski, announced his support for the bill following pressure from left-wing activists.
“People need to wake up. This radical bill is going to totally eliminate women’s and girls sports,” Republican Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko warned in an op-ed Thursday.
Republican Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler and a half-dozen other House Republicans held a press conference Thursday in opposition to what Hartzler dubbed the “Inequality Act.”
“Congress enacted Title IX to provide equal opportunities for women in education and sports. All this is erased under H.R. 5,” Hartzler said at the press conference.
People need to wake up this cannot happen. Like Rep. Debbie Lesko said, this will completely destroy women's sports.
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This is about common sense. It's not fair that some girls have to compete against boys. It's just not, no matter how the left spins it.