TN bill would require transgender athletes to play as gender assigned as birth

Last year, a sports federation rejected the claims from a transgender weightlifter that she had broken women’s weightlifting records.

This was just one of countless controversies regarding transgender athletes, especially biological males competing in women’s sports.

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Now a new Tennessee bill would force men who transition to become women to compete as men.

CBS reports a Tennessee bill that would regulate which teams transgender student-athletes could play on is gaining widespread attention and criticism this week. House Bill 1572, which was introduced by state Representative Bruce Griffey, would penalize schools who don’t follow the mandate.

Under the bill, if any elementary or secondary school willfully or intentionally allows a transgender girl to play on a “girls’ team,” or a transgender boy to play on a “boy’s team” they will be “immediately ineligible to continue to receive public funds of any type from this state or a local government,” CBS Nashville affiliate WTVF reports.

Griffey says the bill is not meant to punish or discriminate. It’s about fair competitions, he said. However, many critics disagree, including transgender athlete Chris Mosier.

Mosier, a world-class triathlete, is the first trans man to make a men’s U.S. National Team. He his credited with prompting the International Olympic Committee to change its policy and allow other transgender athletes to compete at the Olympics.

As one case study, TCO reports a viral video shows Trans Athlete Hannah Mouncey towering over her biologically female handball teammates.

Per Diana Shaw, Sport Australia joined with the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports to establish national guidelines intended to make sports “inclusive” for individuals who identify as transgender or gender diverse.

New guidelines encourage sporting organizations – including coaches, umpires, staff, players, spectators and volunteers – to permit transgender and non-binary athletes to compete against members of the opposite sex, welcome transgender and non-binary athletes into bathroom and shower facilities designated for the opposite sex, place disposal bins for used female hygiene products in male change rooms, convert some or all facilities to “unisex / gender neutral” to accommodate non-binary athletes and provide “non-gendered uniforms” that fit the physique of both sexes.

It is a breach of the guidelines for players to refuse to compete against or participate on a team with transgender and non-binary athletes, fail to affirm their gender with preferred pronouns, say they are in the wrong bathroom or change room, or ask about their bodies. Transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey served as a consultant for the new guidelines.

The 6′ 3, 250-lb tower of muscle dominated football on the Victorian Women’s Football League before being ruled ineligible for the Australian Women’s Football League, and now commands Australian women’s handball. Mr Mouncey praised Sports Australia’s “stand for inclusivity.”

Breitbart reports recent viral video of Hannah Mouncey, a biological man who has become a transwoman dominating the Australian women’s handball league, reveals an athlete that towers over and seriously outweighs opponents.

The astonishing video shows Mouncey, who stands six-foot-two and weighs 220 pounds, playing against natural-born women. Mouncey is seen domineering over every opponent.

Mouncey has been the object of fawning media coverage on TV and in print. The Associated Press recently claimed that the only reason anyone would oppose athletes such as Mouncey is because of “resentment” that transwomen could be successful at sports.

Until 2016, Mouncey played for Australia’s men’s handball league, but now, after transitioning to a woman, Mouncey joined the women’s league.

Mouncey was barred from entering the women’s league in 2017 because of higher testosterone levels and weight but was allowed to play for the 2018 season. During that time, Mouncey complained that weight was unfair criteria for transgendered women.

“My biggest concern is the fact that weight is being used as one of the key physical measures for possible exclusion. Forget the fact that in a game that has such an emphasis on endurance and speed, being heavy is not necessarily an advantage and think about the message it sends to women and girls about their bodies: if you’re too big, you can’t play. That is incredibly dangerous and backward,” Mouncey wrote in the Guardian.

Meanwhile, even the referees in Australia are quitting their jobs instead of being forced to officiate over games where men are competing as women.

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October of last year, Male born transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon set a new world record in the women’s 200m sprint.

McKinnon defended her ability to participate in the women’s category in an interview last October.

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Popular podcast host Joe Rogan explained his stance in a 2019 podcast that women born as men should not be able to compete in the women’s category.

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