Transgender ‘Equality Act’ Threatens Women’s Sports

Rachel McKinnon, transgender cyclist

“The Democrats’ pro-transgender law would prevent women from excluding men who say they are women from women’s showers, homeless shelters, prisons, and civic groups. The law also would prevent women from excluding men from women’s civic competitions for athletic awards, education scholarships, professional accomplishments or style status.”

(Neil Munro – Breitbart)  The Democratic Party’s pro-transgender “Equality Act” would wreck women’s sports, says a Washington Post article by three liberal women, including former tennis champ Martina Navratilova. “The [transgender] legislation would make it unlawful to differentiate among girls and women in sports on the basis of sex for any purpose,” says Navratilova, and Doriane Coleman, who is a law professor and a former elite track athlete, and Sanya Richards-Ross an NBC Sports analyst and four-time winner of Olympic gold medals. The authors continue:

For example, a sports team couldn’t treat a transgender woman differently from a woman who is not transgender on the grounds that the former is male-bodied. Yet the reality is that putting male- and female-bodied athletes together is co-ed or open sport. And in open sport, females lose.

The authors also say transgender advocates prefer that women’s sports be used to help men who claim to be women:  View article →