Democratic presidential candidate and news media darling Beto O’Rourke released his plan for “LGBT+Equality” Wednesday, which called for schools to be forced to allow biologically male athletes who identify as transgender to compete in girls sports. As The Daily Caller reports:
O’Rourke’s plan for “LGBTQ+ Equality,” which he released Wednesday, includes passing the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law.
Among other things, the bill would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls…
Three former elite female athletes, Doriane Coleman, Martina Navratilova and Sanya Richards-Ross, warned in an April 29 Washington Post op-ed that the Equality Act would wreak havoc on women’s sports.
“The legislation would make it unlawful to differentiate among girls and women in sports on the basis of sex for any purpose. For example, a sports team couldn’t treat a transgender woman differently from a woman who is not transgender on the grounds that the former is male-bodied,” the former athletes wrote.
We must ensure all Americans are treated equally no matter who they are or who they love. That’s why we just unveiled a plan to protect LGBTQ+ rights and finally secure comprehensive legal protection for members of the LGBTQ+ community. pic.twitter.com/DFYGF7dxFN
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) June 12, 2019
O’Rourke’s plan serves as yet another example of the radical Leftward drift the Democrat party is experiencing as its primary season begins to heat up.