Challenge to transgender agenda: Five states may require public school athletes to compete according to biological sex – By Dave Urbanski (The Blaze) / Jan 9 2020
Particularly at issue are biological males who identify as females and dominate biological female opponents
Republican lawmakers in at least five states are seeking to enact measures that would require public school athletes to compete according to their biological sex as opposed to their gender identities, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The bills have been introduced or prefiled in New Hampshire, Washington, Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri, the paper said.
Lawmakers are specifically concerned about biological female athletes facing unfair competition from biological males who identify as females, the paper said.
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Legislators behind the measures say they are trying to ensure an even playing field for girls, arguing that transgender female athletes have natural physical advantages over biological females, including differences in muscle mass, bone strength, lung capacity, and heart size.
Critics say the legislation is unnecessary and could raise constitutional concerns about due process and discrimination.
In Tennessee, for example, House Bill 1572 would require public elementary and secondary schools to “ensure that student athletes participate in school-sanctioned sports based on the student’s biological sex as indicated on certificate issued at time of birth,” ABC News reported.