Rep. Stefanik calls Republicans “the party of women” after House bans trans women from female sports
On Friday, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., posted on Twitter, “Not one single Democrat stood up to protect the future of women’s sports” when a bill restricting transgender women's participation in female sports passed through the House on Thursday.
The post included an article by Breitbart noting that the bill passed “with no Democrat support.”
“It is clear that Republicans are the party of women,” Stefanik wrote.
The bill passed through the House of Representatives in a party-line vote of 219-203, according to The Hill. It was the first standalone bill considered in the House to prohibit rights for transgender people.
Known as the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023, the bill would not allow “individuals whose biological sex at birth was male to participate in programs that are for women or girls” in school athletic events.
In the bill, an individual’s sex is recognized as reproductive biology at birth.
The bill would violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which does allow biological males to participate in sporting events meant for women and girls.
After the bill was approved on Thursday, Stefanik posted on Twitter announcing its approval.
“House Republicans are making sure that no biological man can push a woman aside and limit women’s opportunities in sports,” Stefanik tweeted.