Over the past several months, United States President Joe Biden and his administration have been moving forward with plans that would change Title IX to also protect the rights of transgender women. But on Monday, a group of Republican senators called for Biden to back off from that plan.
On Monday, a group of 22 Republican senators led by Sen. Tommy Tuberville – a former college football head coach – called on Joe Biden and his administration to withdraw their plans to change Title IX, arguing that the change would adversely affect women.
“Congress made clear that its intention in passing Title IX was to prohibit discrimination against women participating fully in all aspects of athletic and academic opportunity at institutions that received federal financial assistance,” the senators wrote, according to the Washington Examiner. “This proposed rule uses weakly-associated case law and polarizing social concepts to broaden the definition of women and girls to include individuals who identify as women, and in doing so, the intent of the law is destroyed and women are marginalized yet again.”
It’s a major move in the heated debate about whether or not transgender women should be allowed to compete in women’s sports, and it elicited quite a strong response on social media.
Sports qualifications are based on testosterone in the system directly after it’s filtered by chromosomes by birth and appearance within the chosen male/female system already in the system.
These are the three basic requirement needs. It’s science, not opinion.
Doping is illegal
— Benjamin Hill (@BlazeIndustrial) May 16, 2023
Biden’s war against women and girls is sick… 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤮🤮🤮🤮🤢🤢🤢🤢. 20 GOP Senators Call for Withdrawal of Proposed Transgender Athletes Rule: ‘Women Marginalized Yet Again’ https://t.co/1rKZRMu7k3
— J4liberty (@Jamm4freedom) May 16, 2023
What do you mean only 20 Republican Senators 🤔 spoke out against pervert Joe Biden's transgender athlete rules!
We NEED a NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY! 😠https://t.co/d7U9SJrse8
— Daniel F. Baranowski (@DFBHarvard) May 16, 2023
What we need … get rid of ALL parties!
Make PACs, including DNC, GOP, etc. illegal. They don't work for us anyway. They take our money and place it with whomever they like! Keeping a hefty profit for themselves!
Too many idiots vote by party, not by people. https://t.co/DqfI1v9ka2
— David Stephens (@step1_d) May 16, 2023
“Our comment sent to Secretary Cardona echoes what most Americans already know to be true: forcing schools to allow biological males to compete against young women is unfair, unsafe, and wrong,” said @SenTuberville.
20 senators are taking action.⬇https://t.co/fgJh4YLuq2
— Heritage Action (@Heritage_Action) May 15, 2023
How many women in Alabama is this actually effecting?
Is it almost none?
How many women are being effected by you holding up military promotions?
Is it way more than almost none? Like way, way more?
Quit wasting our time and tax dollars.
— Mary Wynne Kling (@MaryWynneKling) May 16, 2023
It says so much when bullies like Senator Malcolm Roberts target transgender people and drag queens instead of actual child abusers.
— Michael Barnett OAM (@mikeybear) May 16, 2023
This move comes after the Republican-led House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would ban public schools and universities from allowing transgender women to compete in women’s sports. However, that bill will not pass through Senate and would not be signed into law by Biden.