More Republican States Move to Ban Transgender Athletes in K-12, Collegiate Sports

Kansas, Texas, Ohio, and Nebraska are pushing legislation to divide sports on sex rather than gender. Heritage Action executive director Jessica Anderson said, “It’s ensuring that the athletes that are competing are on the same level playing field with other athletes of the same sex,” adding, “It’s safety for sure when you look at locker rooms and restrooms and kind of the privacy issue, but also scholarships and how to use an even playing field both ways so that you have athletes that are competing against others in the same sex and being eligible for scholarship dollars, especially when you look at their desires for college and collegiate sports. That’s a big deal.”

From Daily Caller:

Because sports teams from different states with contrasting legislation can compete against one another, the United States Congress is moving to enact a bill which would prohibit athletes from competing on the basis of biological sex, Anderson told the DCNF. Anderson expects to see legislation, which would divide sports on the basis of biological sex, introduced to the U.S. Senate in the beginning of March.

“Congress is so interested in passing his own federal bill because that then would allow states to compete against different states and have kind of a federal umbrella over how to handle the issue. Right now state versus state competition, there’s no law in the books that allows one states’ bill to supersede another state. So until Congress takes action, which I believe that they will, [Republican Rep. Greg Steube] has already introduced it in the house and we’re hearing that the Senate could introduce it actually as soon as this week.”