House Republicans push for ‘Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act’
WASHINGTON D.C. (KUSI) – A new report from Fox News found that House Republicans are planning to prioritize protecting women’s sports, if they take back the majority after the 2022 election.
RSC Chairman Jim Banks of Indiana told Fox News Digital, “Americans overwhelmingly support allowing girls to compete on an even playing field.”
The proposed legislation comes as NCAA women’s swimming has been dominated by Lia Thomas, a biological male. Thomas has been breaking records and cheered on by the political left, while the other side of the argument says Thomas is stealing opportunity from biological females who have trained their whole lives to compete at the collegiate level.
Here in San Diego, the County Board of Supervisors recently voted to redefine what it means to be a “woman,” with only the two Republicans voting No.
Democrat Supervisor Nora Vargas claimed the ordinance will protect “women from discrimination.” While Republican Supervisor Jim Desmond questioned how exactly that is the case.
Desmond warned against allowing biological men into women’s facilities in San Diego County, and emphasized the fact that transgender women have a clear and obvious advantage in sports over biological woman.
But at the Congressional level, Republicans think this is a “winning issue” heading into the 2022 elections.
The full Fox News report can be read here.