Minnesota Lawmakers Move to Criminalize Biological Men Who Use Female Locker Rooms
State Republicans introduce bill to ban males from women's sports
Minnesota lawmakers are moving to ban biological males from participating in women’s sports events and criminalize men using female locker rooms.
The legislation, HR 1657, was introduced by Republican State Rep. Eric Lucero.
The bill declares that “male” is defined as a person with a “heterogametic sex chromosome pair consisting of one X chromosome and one Y chromosome.”
Under the legislation, transgender students, who "identify" as female, would be banned from participating in female-only school sports.
It would make doing so a petty misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of $300.
The new law would also prohibit transgenders from using female communal areas such as restrooms, locker rooms, and shower rooms.
Biological males who attempt to use female facilities would be committing a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in prison and a $1,000 fine.
Multiple states are seeking to pass laws barring biological males from participating in girl’s sports after the House passed the Equality Act last Thursday, allowing transgender people to participate in the sports teams they personally "identify" with.
Mississippi has already passed a law banning transgender athletes from girls’ or women’s sports at schools and universities.
Wisconsin also had legislation introduced on Tuesday that would ban transgender athletes from participating in girls’ and women’s sports from kindergarten through college.
As one of his first acts after being sworn into office, Joe Biden signed an executive order on “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.”
The Democrat's order proclaims that “children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.”
The action forces the support of the participation of biologically male athletes in women’s sports.
In the United States, biological men, who "identify" as women, have been increasingly allowed to compete against biological females in athletics.
In some cases, biological females have been allowed to take hormones while competing against other girls.
Because of the increased speed, strength, and stamina caused by either biological advantages or hormone treatments, many tend to dominate their opponents.