Wednesday, June 08, 2022

I Can’t Make This Up

This is so wrong! Their hate for us clouds their judgement.

GOP passes bill aiming to root out ‘suspected’ transgender female athletes with genital inspection
By: Morgan Trua
June 3, 2022

House Republican lawmakers in Ohio passed a bill at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night that would ban transgender girls and women from participating in high school and college athletics. It also comes with a “verification process” of checking the genitals of those “accused” of being trans.

The ‘Save Women’s Sports Act,’ or House Bill 61, wasn’t supposed to be on the schedule for legislators originally. However, at the last minute, Republican representatives added the language to a completely different bill.

H.B. 151 would revise Ohio’s Teacher Residency Program, trying to reduce state control in schools. The bill, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Don Jones, from Freeport, got a surprise addition.

News 5’s Statehouse reporter Morgan Trau tried to get the substitute bill numerous times during the session, but Democrats told her they didn’t have it and had also been looking for it. Some Republicans said the same, some didn’t respond. It was finally sent to her the next afternoon, while still not being posted online for the public to read as of 8 p.m. EST.

“Having this third bill now slipped into an unrelated bill at the last moment is just such an additional slap in the face to our entire community,” Maria Bruno, legislative policy director for Equality Ohio, said. “I know that there are a lot of folks in the LGBTQ community who are sitting there asking themselves, ‘What did I do to them? because they keep coming after me’ and I can’t blame them for having that perspective.

“But the answer is nothing, just existing.”

In Connecticut there are around 50,000 female student athletes and only about a dozen trans female athletes and I imagine that there are similar numbers for the other states. So this whole hubbub on our rights is because of a handful of trans athletes.

“I was told ‘in the last seven years the OSHAA transgender policy has been in place, we have never had more than one transgender female participating on a girl’s team at the high school level in any given year'” state Rep. Dr. Beth Liston, a Democrat from Dublin, said.

Her stats are backed up by Equality Ohio and OSHAA. Once again, there was only one trans girl participating in athletics during the 2021-22 school year.

“There are not scores of girls’ dreams being crushed, there is one child trying to play on their high school sports team,” Liston said. “This is a made-up controversy and this amendment is state-sanctioned bullying against one child.”


“I struggle to understand why we keep discussing bills focusing on children’s genitals,” she said.

The proposed rules would prohibit any trans athlete from competing with cisgender girls or women. It also has a verification requirement, if someone is “accused” or “suspected” of being trans.

If someone is suspected to be transgender, she must go through evaluations of her external and internal genitalia, testosterone levels and genetic makeup.

Can you imagine the humiliation the athletes will have to go through?

What would a cis-gender women athlete feel if she had to prove that she is female.

What happens when an intersex athlete is questioned, how are they going to define male and female?

Also the whole process is discriminatory, treating someone differently because the way they look violates the Fourteenth Amendment!

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