McCarthy: It’s 'Wrong' to Let Biological Males Compete in Women’s Sports

By Bailey Duran | June 25, 2020 | 3:13pm EDT
 
 
Argentine football player Mara Gomez (L) and teammate Agustina Aguilera vie for the ball during a training session with her first division women's football team, Villa San Carlos, in La Plata, Argentina, on February 14, 2020. - Gomez, a transgender woman, was waiting to get the official authorization from the Argentina Football Association (AFA) to compete in the women's first division football tournament before the new coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA/AFP via G
Argentine football player Mara Gomez (L) and teammate Agustina Aguilera vie for the ball during a training session with her first division women's football team, Villa San Carlos, in La Plata, Argentina, on February 14, 2020. - Gomez, a transgender woman, was waiting to get the official authorization from the Argentina Football Association (AFA) to compete in the women's first division football tournament before the new coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA/AFP via G

(CNSNews.com) - When asked whether biological males who claim to be females should be allowed to compete in womens' sports, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Thursday that this is a fairness issue, and that it is wrong to allow biological males to compete with females.
 
At the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked McCarthy, “When the House Judiciary Committee considered the Equality Act, it rejected an amendment that said the act would not require biological females to face biological males in sports competition. Should biological males who say they identify as females be allowed to play girls’ sports?

 
 
“You know, that becomes a real challenge. I have a daughter. It becomes a fairness issue, and I think that’s a real problem, and I think that’s wrong, just as many others throughout this country do as well,” McCarthy said.
 
Last week, the Supreme Court ruled in Bostick vs Clayton County that the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination against transgender individuals in the workplace. 

On May 17, 2019, the House passed the “Equality Act,” which prohibits people from being turned away from accommodations, education or activities based on their gender identity. 

During this past week’s ruling of Bostick vs Clayton County, Judge Samuel Alito said that the next steps would be to allow biological males who identify as females to compete in female sporting events. 

Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) proposed an amendment to the Equality Act that would not force female athletes to compete with biological males. 
“The threat that this bill poses for women's sports at every level is profound … Requiring that biological females face competition from biological males will mean the end of women's sports in any meaningful sense,” Steube said. 
 
The proposed amendment, however, was shot down.
 
The bill passed the House 263 to 173. Every Democrat voted for the bill, and eight Republican senators voted for it as well. 

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says that he will make sure the Equality Act is enacted in his first 100 days of presidency if he wins the election in November. 

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