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House Democrats easily defeated an amendment this week that would have prevented biological females from being forced to compete against biological males in sporting events

The amendment to the Equality Act by Republican Rep. Greg Steube of Florida was voted down Wednesday in the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee, 22-10. Steube says he will bring the amendment back up on the floor. Opponents and even supporters of the Equality Act warn the bill could forever harm female sports on the high school and collegiate level. This week, three current or former female athletes – Doriane Coleman, Martina Navratilova and Sanya Richards-Ross – penned an editorial in The Washington Post asserting the bill “would make it unlawful to differentiate among girls and women in sports on the basis of sex for any purpose.” Navratilova’s stance is particularly noteworthy. She is a […]

 

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