House Bill Looks to Protect Women’s Olympic Teams

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) announced a bill that would prohibit transgender individuals from competing in Olympic and amateur sports.

“Today, I introduced the Protection of Women in Olympic and Amateur Sports Act to prohibit any governing body recognized by @TeamUSA from allowing biological men to participate in ANY athletic event intended for women,” Steube announced on X. “With groups like @USABoxing adopting insane transgender policies, this legislation would protect women and prevent delusional organizations such as @usaboxing from being recognized by the U.S. Olympic committee.”

In a press release for the bill, Steube said, “Congress should not have to take legislative action to prevent biological men from hitting women for championship titles. Due to the illogical USA Boxing transgender policy, I introduced legislation to prevent organizations who choose to live in delusion from being recognized by the U.S. Olympic committee. We must combat the erasure of women’s sports by standing for truth, reality, safety, and fairness.”

The bill is cosponsored by Reps. Harriet Hageman (R-WY), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Randy Weber (R-TX), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), William Timmons (R-SC), Erin Houchin (R-IN), Neal Dunn (R-FL), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), Brian Babin (R-TX), Andrew Clyde (R-GA), Tony Gonzalez (R-TX), Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Mike Bost (R-IL), and David Kustoff (R-TN).

Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) introduced compensation legislation in the Senate.

“Men should not be competing in women’s sports at ANY level,” Tuberville wrote. “It’s unsafe. It’s unfair. And it’s just plain wrong. Proud to be introducing this bill with @RepGregSteube so we can protect women’s sports.”

“It is deeply disturbing to see USA Boxing change its policy to allow men to box against women,” Tuberville declared in a press release. “Men should not be competing in women’s sports at any level—and especially not in a sport like boxing. Whether in little league or the Olympics, it’s unsafe, it’s unfair, and it’s just plain wrong. This bill will ensure that the Olympics are fair to American women who train their whole lives to represent our country on the world stage.”