Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Democratic presidential candidate, is urging more states to ban biological males identifying as ‘transgender females’ from participating in girls’ and women’s sports.
“I am against people participating in women’s sports who are biologically male,” the Democratic presidential candidate said. “I think women have worked too hard to develop women’s sports over the past 30 years. I watched it happen, and I don’t think that’s fair.”
As of now, twenty-one states have already banned biological males self-identifying as ‘transgender females’ from participating in girls and women’s sports, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wants that number to increase.
The son of the former New York senator recently appeared on CNN and shared his opposition to biological males competing in female sports. Last week, the House passed the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, which aimed to prevent biological males from competing as transgender athletes in girls and women’s sports at schools nationwide.
However, President Biden has stated he would veto the bill if it were to arrive on his desk. Earlier this week, a Democrat blocked the Senate from passing similar legislation. Senator Tommy Tuberville, a former head football coach, urged unanimous consent to pass the bill, noting that he had coached girls’ basketball and saw firsthand how Title IX was crucial in providing girls and women with opportunities in sports.
On Saturday, Colorado House Democrats voted in opposition to a bill that would make it a felony to commit “indecent exposure” with a minor, which includes forbidding sexual acts with children.
BREAKING: 27 Democrats in the Colorado House of Reps just voted against making indecent exposure to minors a class 6 felony.
One Democrat said that the bill “targets” drag shows and the transgender community.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 29, 2023
“27 Democrats in the Colorado House of Reps just voted against making indecent exposure to minors a class 6 felony,” Greg Price reported, citing the Colorado House Republicans. “One Democrat said that the bill ‘targets’ drag shows and the transgender community.”
“These types of laws have been used to ban drag shows to target individuals who use the restroom of the sex that they identify with a public restroom to charge them with felony charges,” one Democrat lawmaker argued. “I am very concerned about the attacks against the transgender community that are happening across the country.”
“When I initially read this bill, it did not even come to mind for me either as an advocate, but as I’ve looked at the bills and as I’ve talked to my colleagues who are fighting these types of bills across the country, it’s very clear to me that the language is very much mirrored in some of the laws that have been used to target members of our community because of who they are,” she continued.
The Colorado General Assembly is attempting to pass HB23-1135, which is entitled, “Concerning the offense classification for indecent exposure in view of a minor, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.”
“Under current law, indecent exposure is a class 1 misdemeanor; except that it is a class 6 felony for a third or subsequent offense,” says the legislation summary. “The bill makes indecent exposure a class 6 felony if committed in view of a person who is under 18 years of age.”
The Democratic presidential candidate RFK Jr. also underscored that U.S. citizens need to go back to identifying as Americans first, rather than Republicans or Democrats.
"During this campaign and during my administration my objective will be to make as many Americans as possible forget that they are Republicans or Democrats & remember they are Americans," "We need to focus on the values we share instead of the issues that divide us." pic.twitter.com/jhpQT3qrwX
— Oh My Gosh Josh 🌺 (@JoshOhMyGosh2) April 27, 2023
“During this campaign and during my administration my objective will be to make as many Americans as possible forget that they are Republicans or Democrats & remember they are Americans,” he said. “We need to focus on the values we share instead of the issues that divide us.”
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