Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas and Texas are all pursuing legislation that would prevent men who identify as women from competing in womens’ sports.
The Ohio Republican Party is set to reintroduce legislation that would defend womens’ sports. Republican House Speaker Jason Stephens noted at a press conference that the legislation aims to “protect the integrity of girls’ sports and make certain that biological males cannot compete in female-only athletics.”
Republican State Rep. Jena Powell also added that “Across our country, female athletes are currently losing championships, scholarship opportunities, medals, education and training opportunities and more to discriminatory policies that allow biological males to compete in girls sports.”
Nebraska Republicans are looking to pass similar legislation, LB 575, which they’ve dubbed the “Sports and Spaces Act.” Read more…