The Democratically controlled House of Representatives voted Friday (236-173) in favor of the Equality Act. The bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination “on the basis of the sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition of an individual, as well as because of sex-based stereotypes.”
Twenty-three members did not vote on the Equality Act, including two Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination — Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Tim Ryan of Ohio.
Eight Republicans voted for the bill – Brian Fitzpatrick (PA) and John Katko (NY) who were also co-sponsors, plus Susan W. Brooks (IN), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL), Will Hurd (TX), Tom Reed (NY), Elise Stefanik (NY), and Greg Walden (OR).
I am very sad to see that that my otherwise excellent rep, Tom Reed, ignored our pleas to change his mind about this. I wrote to him about this some time ago, expressing my concern about how this bill would impact religious liberty. He wrote back saying religious liberty was very important to him. Yeah, right. I just sent him another letter telling him he failed all female athletes and Jewish, Christian, and Muslim conservatives who need protection from LGBTQ activists with this vote.
If the Equality Act ever becomes law, it will require all schools to include male athletes who identify as transgender girls on female sports teams.
For decades, female athletes have struggled to have the same opportunities and rewards that male athletes enjoy. Now, the SJW-driven move to allow biological males to compete as women is going to ruin serious sports for women.
Common sense tells us this is wrong.
“A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organisation is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, and then reverse his decision and go back to making babies if he so desires,” tennis legend Martina Navratilova argued in February. “It’s insane and it’s cheating. I am happy to address a transgender woman in whatever form she prefers, but I would not be happy to compete against her. It would not be fair.”
Scientists are also confirming what common sense tells us, which is that hormone therapy does not mitigate the physical advantages that biological males enjoy over biological females.
A new study recently published in the Journal of Medical Ethics explains that biologically male “trans” athletes retain unfair performance advantages over biological female athletes. Even if they are taking estrogen, male-to-female trannies still have higher levels of testosterone than real women. In addition, their pre-existing advantages persist. These include larger muscle mass and power, larger bone structure, higher bone density, stronger connective tissue and higher muscle density.