Sen. Rounds on Biden Plan to Allow Biological Males in Women’s Locker Rooms: ‘Not an Item We’re Worried About Right Now’

By Bailey Duran | July 1, 2020 | 3:09pm EDT
Sen. Mike rounds (R-S.D.)
Sen. Mike rounds (R-S.D.)

(CNS News) -- When asked about Joe Biden’s plan, should he win the 2020 presidential election, to reinstate a policy allowing biological males who identify as females to use women’s bathrooms and locker rooms, Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) said he had not given much thought to Biden’s views at this time and added that the topic is “not an item” we are “worried about right now.”

At the Capitol on Wednesday, CNS News asked Senator Rounds: “Joe Biden says that as president he will require federally funded schools to let biological males who identify as females use female bathrooms and locker rooms. Do you support that?”

The senator laughed and said, “I haven’t given much of what Mr. Biden has to say much thought, and I’m really not going to, at this point, start to debate with Mr. Biden on those types of issues.”

Rounds continued, “I just, it’s not an item that we’re worried about right now. We’re trying to get out an NDA and so forth. It’s just, not one of those things that we’ve done much thinking on.”

Transgender "female" cyclist Rachel McKinnon, on left.  (Getty Images)
Transgender "female" cyclist Rachel McKinnon, on left. (Getty Images)

Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Biden has made it clear on his campaign website that in his administration, transgender students will have full access to the bathrooms, locker rooms and sport teams that align with their gender identity.

In “The Biden Plan to Advance LGBTQ+ Equality in America and Around the World,” it states,  “On his first day in office, Biden will reinstate the Obama-Biden guidance revoked by the Trump-Pence Administration, which will restore transgender students’ access to sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity. He will direct his Department of Education to vigorously enforce and investigate violations of transgender students’ civil rights.” 

Here is a screen capture of the section of Joe Biden's website where he says he "will restore transgender students' access to sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity":


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