North Carolina Lawmakers Push Legislation to Ban Transgender Athletes from Female Sports
Christian Headlines - On Monday, three North Carolina lawmakers introduced House Bill 328 which asserts that women should not be "forced to compete against men playing on women's sports teams."
The bill, titled the Save Women’s Sports Act, was filed by state Representatives Mark Brody (R), Pat McElraft (R), Diane Wheatley (R) and Jimmy Dixon (R).
According to Faithwire, in the legislation, the lawmakers referenced a study that was published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine last December. The study, as previously reported by Christian Headlines, found that biological males who identify as female, still surpassed biological females in sports, even after taking feminizing hormones for one year.
"[T]he benefits that natural testosterone provides to male athletes are not diminished through the use of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones," the bill states. "A recent study on the impact of such treatments found that policies like those of the International Olympic Committee that require biological males to undergo at least one year of testosterone suppression before competing in women's sports....READ MORE
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