transgender-athletics

Pa. Senate approves GOP-authored bill targeting transgender girls, women in school sports

BY: and - June 7, 2022

The upper chamber voted 30-20 along party lines to send the proposal to the House of Representatives for consideration.

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Here’s what Pa. lawmakers could do if they really wanted to protect women and girls | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2022

A transgender sports ban only hurts women -- and helps no one except lawmakers seeking re-election.

House passes bill banning transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams

BY: , and - April 12, 2022

The upper chamber has already taken action on a similar proposal. Sens. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, introduced a companion bill in the Senate less than a week ago. It then advanced out of the Education Committee on Monday on a party-line vote.

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The Pa. GOP: Bravely conquering one solution in search of a problem at a time | Editorial

BY: - April 2, 2022

In the name of placating the base in an election year, Pennsylvania Republicans are ignoring the real challenges facing Keystone State residents.

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Lily Freeman, 15, of Bucks County, speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol on Tuesday, 3/29/22 (Screen Capture).

Targeting vulnerable transgender kids? A cruel and dangerous waste of time | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 1, 2022

If there's any consolation, Rep. Barbara Gleim's bill is headed for a guaranteed veto. But the GOP has showed itself for what it is.

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The Pa. House’s transgender sports ban will harm our youth — not help them | Opinion

BY: - April 1, 2022

It’s not the job of a politician or a school to decide a student’s (or anyone’s) gender and put them in boxes.

Pa. House committee advances bill excluding transgender athletes from women’s sports teams

BY: - March 29, 2022

HB 972, also known as the “Protect Women’s Sports Act,” would bar transgender athletes from participating in sports consistent with their gender identities. It passed through the committee Tuesday morning in a 15-9 vote. 

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I didn’t see any concerned lawmakers at women’s sports events | Opinion

BY: - March 21, 2022

The fight to bar transgender athletes is nothing more than a flimsy excuse to legalize discrimination.

Philly Council approves resolution opposing Pa. House GOP’s anti-transgender sports bill

BY: - May 16, 2021

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia City Council has approved a resolution sponsored by City Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to oppose a Republican-authored bill now before the state House prohibiting transgender athletes in Pennsylvania from participating in high school and college sports that correspond to their gender. At-large Councilmembers Kendra Brooks, Helen Gym, […]