Biden Presses to Add Gender Identity to Civil Rights Act

The Biden administration is urging the United States Congress to pass the Equality Act in a move designed to bolster civil rights protection on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, Axios reports.

The bill, if passed, would code the social constructionist view of gender into law according to some critics, which would have a myriad of effects.

One concern is over the role of transgender women in women’s sports. Many people have expressed concern over the participation of transgender women in women’s sports, arguing that they have an inherent physical advantage based on bone density, height, and various other factors. 

Opponents of the bill are concerned that it would federally mandate that women’s sports allow transgender athletes to compete, diminishing the athletic achievements of cisgender women. Read more…

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