(TargetLiberty.org) – In September 2020, former Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) introduced the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions bill to the Senate. One of the bill’s co-sponsors, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), wants to revive the legislation which disallows transgender individuals from competing in sports not matching their birth gender. The Tennessee legislator spoke out on National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 2 and announced her determination to keep female sports fair, so they have the “opportunity to achieve” their goals.
This National Girls and Women in Sports Day, let’s remember that women should not be forced to compete against males, and it’s outrageous that our athletes are being told to ‘keep their mouth shut’ when raising the concern. @ctlnmcfall https://t.co/quYFBqW1eA
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) February 2, 2022
World Masters track athlete Cynthia Monteleone reported she felt intimidated while lining up next to a “biological male-bodied athlete” during a competition in Spain in 2018. When she questioned those in charge about transgender athletes on her team and relayed her feelings to team officials, Team USA was reportedly advised to keep quiet about the issue.
Monteleone reported the details to Senator Blackburn stating she thought the policy was “grossly unfair.”
LGBT activists pushed organizations to allow biological males to compete against biological females, allegedly costing them wins and scholarships. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) agreed with Blackburn and wants to help her protect girls’ opportunities. Other legislators who support the bill include Republican Senators Tom Cotton (AR), James Lankford (OK) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS).
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