House Speaker Kevin McCarthy recently hosted several female athletes who had been forced to compete against men in their respective sports. This occurred during a discussion last week at the U.S. Capitol in honor of “National Girls and Women in Sports Day.”
Riley Gaines was one of the female athletes who recalled her experience competing in last year’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) swimming championship against Lia Thomas, a biological man who identifies as a woman. She also condemned the NCAA’s approach to the “locker room scene.”
You view the entire event posted on Kevin McCarthy’s Youtube channel below.
Kevin McCarthy opened the event by reading a statement, “It’s a sad day in America where we have to introduce a bill to say that men will play on men’s teams and women will play on women’s teams. But we’ve seen time and time again, how the left only favors fairness when aligns with their woke agenda.”
“So today, I’m pleased to have reintroduced legislation that gives women and girls a fair playing field in competition sports. It ensures that the school athletes comply with the title nine recognition of a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth,” McCarthy continued.
The female athletes attending the event then went on to share their respective experiences with men in their sports.
“Not only were we being forced to compete against biological men, change in a locker room with biological men who, keep in mind, were fully intact with male genitalia, it was at this point I realized we as female athletes were being sidelined to men and reduced to a photo op, which of course makes a mockery of everything I’ve dedicated my life to,” Gaines said.
Gaines continued, “I feel like it’s really only happened in the past couple weeks where I’m— get emotional talking about the locker room scene because it is just so wild that you can turn around and see a 6’4 biological man pull his pants down watching you undress, and no one is willing to stick up for you? I’ve done a good job of not getting emotional, but I see what all is on the line. … I am fortunate, or hopeful, one day that I’ll be able to have little daughters, and I do not ever want to have to imagine them in a situation where they’re faced with that.”
Breitbart reported on the event:
Education Committee chairwoman Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Reps. Jen Kiggans (R-VA), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), and Lisa McClain (R-MI) also spoke during the event.
Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL), who has been at the forefront of the women’s sports effort, was not present because of an injury, but he announced Wednesday the reintroduction of The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act in conjunction with McCarthy’s event.
The bill would recognize “sex” in Title IX, the law intended to prevent sex-based discrimination in schools, as being “based solely on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth” and not on gender identity.
Foxx, an original cosponsor of the legislation, said of the bill, “I refuse to sacrifice the safety of girls and women on the field and in the locker room to the woke Left. … Moving backward is not an option. We must honor the original intent of Title IX.
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