Senate Democrats block vote on Tuberville bill to ban males from women's sports
Added 06-23-22 05:03:02pm EST - “Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a bill to protect single-sex sports from transgender athletes, rejecting warnings from Republicans that the Biden administration's proposed Title IX overhaul would sideline female athletes.” - Washingtontimes.com
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Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a bill to protect single-sex sports from transgender athletes, rejecting warnings from Republicans that the Biden administration’s proposed Title IX overhaul would sideline female athletes.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, Hawaii Democrat, shut down a motion by Sen. Tommy Tuberville, Alabama Republican, to discharge from a committee the Protection of Women and Girls’ Sports Act, which would cut off federal funds for programs that allow males to participate in sports designed for females.
“My Republican colleagues falsely claim that allowing transgender women and girls to play sports is harmful to cisgender women and girls,” said Ms. Hirono on the Senate floor.
“They continue to hurl insulting lies about transgender girls dominating sports, but what is true is that these bans are deeply harmful to transgender girls, particularly to transgender girls of color, girls who are gender nonconforming or born with intersex traits, as well as cisgender girls,” she said.
Mr. Tuberville, who sponsored the bill, said he was “disappointed that my colleague won’t stand up for women and women’s rights.”
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