Beto Unveils LGBTQ Plan Forcing Schools to Allow Boys on Girls' Sports Teams
The plan states, in order 'to ensure full equality,' the Equality Act must become law
2020 hopeful and former Texas Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke have rolled out new plans that will help the LGBTQ community establish more equality ins schools.
O'Rourke endorses a law that would force public schools into allowing biological male athletes to compete against girls in team sports.
O'Rourke's new LGBTQ platform lays the groundwork for permitting special treatment to LGBTQ individuals via a list of executive, legislative, and global initiatives.
The plan states, in order "to ensure full equality," the Equality Act must become law.
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The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act in May.
"The bill would require public schools to extend female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls," according to the Daily Caller.
Several female athletes have argued that the Equality Act makes things less equal for girls and women in sports.
Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova, and former track star Doriane Coleman wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post in April arguing that allowing biological men to compete athletically against women is unfair.
Earlier this week Neon Nettle reported the majority of the public opposes biological male transgender athletes competing against females in women's sports, a new poll shows.
Research carried out by Rasmussen Reports reveals that, although a small number of Democrats believe born-male athletes should be allowed to compete in women's events, most other people feel it should be stopped.
"The reality is that putting male- and female-bodied athletes together is co-ed or open sport," the women wrote.
"And in open sport, females lose."
According to The Blaze: Navratilova, Richards-Ross, and Coleman argued that passing the Equality Act would effectively dismantle hard-fought equal rights for female athletes under Title IX, which requires schools to provide the same opportunities for girls as they do for boys.
Those rights are already being chipped away, as males who identify as females have started dominating in high school athletics where they are allowed to compete against biological girls. O'Rourke's plan would strip that longstanding gender division in sports.
The O'Rourke campaign refused to comment on the issue when asked by the Daily Caller.
In addition to endorsing passage of the Equality Act, O'Rourke's comprehensive LGBTQ plan would "allow migrants seeking asylum to qualify as a 'vulnerable population' if they are gay," Reuters reported.
The former lawmaker would also create "a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTQ+ people with the Department of State," according to his campaign.