(TheConservativeNews.org) – A group of House Democrats made a proposal they call the “Transgender Bill of Rights” on Tuesday.
The proposal would allow boys to play girl’s sports, access their private spaces, and prohibit laws banning dangerous sex changes for children.
In a Tuesday press release, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) wrote:
U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), David Cicilline (RI-01), Marie Newman (IL-03), Mark Takano (CA-41), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) led members of Congress in introducing a Trans Bill of Rights. This resolution provides a comprehensive framework to provide protections for transgender and nonbinary people, ensuring that they are not discriminated against or persecuted for their gender identity and expression. It comes shortly after the Supreme Court gutted Roe v. Wade, stripping many of their constitutional right to choose, and as the Court seems poised and willing to take on other hard-earned constitutional rights.
Recent polls have shown that U.S. voters overwhelmingly (61%) approve of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law and oppose “transgender” females competing against girls and women in athletics.
Jayapal stated, “As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough.”
The Trans Bill of Rights would provide protections for transgender and nonbinary people by:
Ensuring that transgender and nonbinary people have equal access to services and public accommodations by amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to explicitly include gender identity and sex characteristics as protected characteristics and amending federal education laws to explicitly clarify that they protect students from discrimination based on gender identity and sex characteristics.
That point would overrule the countless popular and properly passed state laws that preserve girls’ school sports for girls.
According to a Pew Research survey released yesterday, Americans are largely opposed to this agenda. They support laws banning biological males from competing in women’s sports by a 41-point margin, and they support laws prohibiting sex-change procedures for minors by a 15-point margin.
In response, Terry Schilling, president of American Principles Project (APP), released the following statement blasting the Democrats’ extremism:
“It’s official: the Democratic Party has gone completely insane. How else does one explain their doubling down on this radical transgender agenda, on the same day a wide-ranging poll is released showing its deep unpopularity with voters? Do they want to get wiped out in this November’s midterms?
“Of course, it shouldn’t require a poll to tell us the obvious. Americans strongly object to putting men in women’s sports. They don’t want their daughters being forced to share bathrooms and locker rooms with boys. And they don’t think children should be pushed into life-altering and dangerous sex-change procedures at young ages.
“Nevertheless, even as this year’s elections loom, Democrat lawmakers are once again proudly promoting their support of all these policies and more, despite the widespread opposition from voters. As long as they continue to insist on imposing this extreme agenda on the rest of the country, we will work to make them pay a political price for it. And make no mistake: there will be consequences at the ballot box, both this November and beyond.”