On Thursday, House Republicans approved legislation that would bar transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity.
Why is it important? Although the bill may fail in the Democratic-led Senate and President Biden has vowed to oppose the measure, it shows the continued efforts of GOP lawmakers to end the debate over the participation of transgender athletes in school sports. Level
- The House measure, which passed by a vote of 219 to 203, is the latest attempt by GOP-led governments to ban transgender girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity.
News Management: The “Protecting Women and Girls in Sports” bill introduced by Rep. Greg Stoib (R-Fla.) would violate Title IX by allowing birth boys to participate in programs designed for women and girls.
- Democrats, including representatives of the House of Representatives, opposed the bill. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin), Chairman, House of Representatives.
- “Trans kids deserve the right to be equal members of their school community, play sports and express themselves outside of the classroom,” Pocano said in a statement.
- “Discrimination has no place in our nation’s schools and playgrounds,” the White House said in a statement on the law’s administrative policy.
Decrease: Earlier this month, the Biden administration unveiled proposed legislation that would prevent the banning of trans athletes from any federally funded school or college.
- 40 famous athletes, including Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird, signed a letter earlier this month protesting the Republican-led sports law.
- “Every child should have access to life-saving energy,” the letter says.
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