Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) have introduced a bill aiming to “protect women’s sports” based on a participants’ biological sex.
The “Protect Women’s Sports Act” seeks to establish that Title IX protections for female athletes are “based on biological sex,” Gabbard and Mullin said in a statement.
“Our legislation protects Title IX’s original intent which was based on the general biological distinction between men and women athletes based on sex,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “It is critical that the legacy of Title IX continues to ensure women and girls in sports have the opportunity to compete and excel on a level playing field.”
In other words, women would actually compete with biological women. This thought has leftist media in meltdown mode.
RawStory reporter Matthew Chapman addressed the new bill, and on Twitter, wrote, "Tulsi Gabbard is scum and her weird online cult of supporters are scum too."
Tulsi Gabbard is scum and her weird online cult of supporters are scum too. https://t.co/9VwjOZ7bXA— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) December 11, 2020
American Independent editor Kaili Joy Gray added, "Tulsi returns to her bigoted roots."
Tulsi returns to her bigoted roots. https://t.co/1qGDyYfcIt— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) December 11, 2020
Some other media headlines capture the leftist attitude:
The Huffington Post: "Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Anti-Transgender Bill After Claiming To Be LGBTQ-Friendly"
The New York Daily News: "Tulsi Gabbard introduces bill to ban trans athletes from women’s sports; faces backlash over ‘blatantly transphobic’ legislation"
Newsweek: "Tulsi Gabbard Pushes Bill to Block Transgender Girls from Women's Sports"
The Hill: "Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Sponsors Anti-Transgender Bill After Claiming To Be Pro –LGBTQ"