The Biden administration is now attacking a new Texas bill that would ban male to female transgender students from competing in girls sports.
As The Daily Wire reports:
The White House denounced legislation in Texas on Tuesday that would ban biological boys from playing on girls’ sports teams, signaling that the Biden administration may take steps to combat the bill if signed into law.
“This hateful bill in Texas is just the latest example of Republican state lawmakers using legislation to target transgender kids — whom the president believes are some of the bravest Americans — in order to score political points,” White House spokesman Ike Hajinazarian told The Dallas Morning News. “These anti-transgender bills are nothing more than bullying disguised as legislation and undermine our nation’s core values.”
Matt Hill, senior associate communications director for the White House, signaled that the Biden administration may take action against the Texas legislation, which is poised to be signed by Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX). “Our message to young transgender people in Texas and across the country: these hateful bills are bullying disguised as legislation, and @POTUS and our Administration will always keep fighting for the full equality LGBTQ+ folks deserve,” Hill said.
The Texas legislature passed the bill last week. If signed into law, it would mandate that students compete on teams corresponding to their biological gender, effectively blocking transgender students from competing on teams they “identify” with. The legislation’s proponents say that it is a necessary action needed to protect female sports and competitors from biological males.
One of the authors of the bill, state Rep. Valoree Swanson (R-TX), gave as justification for the ban the fact that biological males simply have higher testosterone than biological females along with many other physiological advantages.