GOP Senator introduces bill that could require genital exams for girls competing in school sports
Sen. Kelly Loeffler's bill to ban transgender girls from school sports is meant to "protect women," she says. But with federal funding on the line, there could be unintended consequences.
By Alex Bollinger
September 23, 2020
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) introduced a bill that would ban transgender girls from competing in school sports with their gender, threatening federal funding to schools that support transgender students.
Loeffler introduced the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act in the Senate and said that it “protects [cisgender] women and girls,” presumably from transgender women and girls.
The bill would explicitly state that allowing transgender girls and women to compete with their gender in school sports violates Title IX’s ban on discrimination on the basis of sex in schools, which is the legal theory the Trump administration is already using to threaten funding for school districts.
Loeffler’s bill is co-sponsored in the Senate by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), James Lankford (R-OK) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and her press release announcing the bill quoted several far-right organizations and hate groups, including the Concerned Women for America and the designated hate group Family Research Council.
The Republican party don’t care about the lives they wreck, they don’t care about the hate they generate, they don’t care the long term consequences of their actions. The only thing they care about is… winning.
Terry Schilling of the American Principles Project said earlier this year that transgender girls and women competing in school sports polls well for Republicans and urged Donald Trump’s campaign to make it a wedge issue in order to win reelection.It is not about protecting girls it is about crushing the Democrats
Trump campaign urged to make transgender youth the wedge issue of 2020
Forget the economy and COVID. Conservative activists say that attacking transgender youth is how to get Trump reelected this fall.
By Alex Bollinger
August 10, 2020
Conservative activists are pushing the Donald Trump campaign and other groups supporting his reelection to focus more ads on attacking transgender youth as a way of getting votes for the GOP this fall.
The American Principles Project (APP), a conservative non-profit organization, will be debuting two ads next week in Michigan that attack Joe Biden for allegedly endorsing “gender change treatments for minors,” citing his support for measures to fight against LGBTQ youth homelessness, school bullying, sexual assault, and suicide.
The Republican party has become the party of hate.
I am going whale watching today with some friends.
I should have some nice photos tomorrow.