April 15, 2019
Last week, the Heritage Foundation presented another compelling panel on the impact of the transgender movement on women and girls, and its chief legislative vehicle: Nancy Pelosi’s so-called “Equality Act.”
Featuring women leaders like Beth Stelzer of Save Women’s Sports and Jennifer Bryson of Let All Play, the panel examined the devastating impact that this political movement is having in the lives of real women and girls, and women’s sports in general.
The panel included Bianca Stanescu, mother of Selina Soule, the Glastonbury High School Track and Field athlete who had to compete against two large, biological males who identify as girls. Surprise! The males came in first and second place, and Selina was knocked out of the New England regionals for which she otherwise would have qualified.
Not long ago, men dominated sports in this country. That was before Congress passed Title IX to give women an equal opportunity to participate in sports.
There’s nothing “equal” about forcing women to compete against biological men.
Yet that’s what the so-called “Equality Act” will require, a bill being pushed now by transgender activists and their allies.
The Equality Act will not only make men’s sports dominate again—it will relegate women and girls to the bleachers.
But not to worry, there’ll still be two divisions on the playing field: Men competing against men, and men who identify as women competing against each other.