GOP Lawmakers Propose Bill to Define “Woman” Based on Biological Sex
Congressional Republicans introduced a resolution that would define the word “woman” based on biological sex, taking a direct shot at inclusivity and transgender measures.
The lawmakers call the proposal a “Women’s Bill of Rights.” The measure argues that defining words like “woman,” “man,” “mother,” and “father” is necessary to protect women’s rights in places such as domestic violence facilities, athletics, locker rooms, and bathrooms.
“The Democrats are erasing women and the spaces that are uniquely ours,” said Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), one of the House version’s leaders, at a press conference.
“It’s pretty simple. It acknowledges the biological differences in men and women, highlights the importance of differentiating between men and women involved for the purposes of protecting sex-segregated activities and organizations and affirms the importance of using ‘mother’ and ‘father’ in written law to protect families.”
Also leading the resolution in the House is Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL).
“The radical Left has launched an attack on biology because they want to put themselves above God, and they want to brainwash our daughters with their woke-ism,” Miller said.
However, transgender advocates argue that the resolution seeks to “erase” trans and nonbinary people.
“The Republican resolution is another in a long line of cynical attempts by anti-LGBTQ extremists around the country to erase transgender and nonbinary people from our communities,” said Olivia Hunt, policy director for the National Center for Transgender Equality.