Co-Owner of WNBA Atlanta Dream Wants To Ban Transgender Girls From Sports

Co-Owner of WNBA Atlanta Dream Wants To Ban Transgender Girls From Sports

US Senator Kelly Loefller (R-GA), co-owner of the Women’s Basketball Team Atlanta Dream, introduced Bill S.4649 September 22, 2020. The bill was co-sponsored by 5 members of the Republican Party; Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith [R-MS], Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN], Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT], Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR], and Sen. James Lankford [R-OK].

Bill S. 4649 is based on one’s sex at birth. If a player was born biologically a male Loeffler’s Bill would halt them from playing female sports. Interestingly, the bill mentions nothing about transgender men or boys playing in male sports.

She announced that this bill is to protect biologically born female athletes in sports. Loeffler Protection for Women and Girls In Sports Act will ban transgender athletes from playing female sports. Loefller believes the bill will look after cisgender female athletes. The bill will be provided for determining compliance with Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972 in athletics. Gender shall be recognized based solely on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth. Additionally, it will hold schools accountable should they allow it.

Title IX bans sex discrimination and protects all students from any sexual violence. However, does it protect transgender rights? The bill protects all gender rights. Title IX protects students from being discriminated and sexually harassed, especially for the LGBT community who have a higher chance of harassment in schools educational programs or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

How will Loefflers bill not violate Title IX against sex discrimination? Loefflers tweeted that title IX established a fair chance for girls of all ages to compete and sports should be no exception. Will banning transgender girls from sports give cisgender girls and women a fair chance of competing in sports?

What are your thoughts?

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