It's a great irony that Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D) says she supports "women's rights" when she co-sponsored the Equality Act that was recently passed in the House of Representatives.

This bill seeks to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community, which sounds reasonable enough, although you rarely hear of such incidents. However, when you see the outcome of the transgender policy and laws already in place, it is horrifying what is happening to women and girls.

For example, look at the Downtown Hope Center in Anchorage, Alaska, a women's shelter that provides a safe place for abused women – usually from sexual or physical assault by men. The shelter is being forced to accept biological men into the center where they could sleep within arms reach of the women in the shelter.

Another is the incident in the public schools of Decatur, Georgia. Pascha Thomas' five-year-old daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male classmate in the school bathroom. The school seems to have done nothing and hasn't given assurances they would prevent this boy from entering the girls bathroom again.

And finally, women's athletics will be forever changed if this bill becomes law and allows biological males to compete with females. This would prevent biological women from competing on a fair playing field. Just look at the what happened in the Connecticut track championships where transgender girls won first and second places in the same event.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has voiced concern about the potential end of Title IX because of this bill, and Duke Law Professor Doriane Lambelet Coleman declared this "will be the end of girl's and women's only sports."

I hope that Rep. Wexton would be more sensible and would work to protect all women and girls in the bathroom, shelters and the playing field.

Brian Miller

Ashburn

(12) comments

Chris McHale

Amerigirl - the history of Title IX is the Colleges historically disproportionately issues scholarships to men over women. Under Title IX, for every scholarship issue to a man, one must equally be issued to a woman. I 100% support Title IX, but that line line gets blurred when you are now issuing scholarships n sports to men who identify as women. This will set women athletes back not men, aside can assure there will be few scholarships to women to compete in men's sports. Since I have no daughters it has zero impact on me, but is it right?

amerigirl

Yep.

Loudoundad

"not Christian?". If I were to walk up to a Marriott, and Loudoun is full of them hiding in plain sight, and say, "you are not a Christian, correct?" They would all disagree. Editor, please remove this uninformed and disparaging statement toward the Marriott family.

swampfiller

Nobody made any uninformed and disparaging statements toward the Marriots. . I hold no ill wil against them. Mormons that i have personally known are some of the goodest people I have known and some gooder than me; but we are all are sinners and fall short. If our entry into heaven depended on being good, none of us would get in, which is a big difference between the two faiths. The trinity is another. Salvation is another. I could go on, but this is a major discussion and here is not there place or the space. I apoligize if you feel insulted, but I stand by what I said. We have differences, some might agree with you and some with me; but don't go with the threatening attitude and leave your hate at home. Since you did go to the trouble of looking some things up, this is a biggy for Christians, the Bible is GOD's word and his only word, even if Peter penned something, GOD through the Holy Spirit told him what to write. I am not even trying to tell you who's right or wrong. I'm saying we have differences, although big ones.

Loudoundad

You wrote Mormons are not Christians. I have reported that comment to both the the LTM and a local congregation for deletion because it is discriminatory, hateful, and wrong. For you to argue you understand the will of a superhuman or deity ( for lack of a better term), and your interpretation of this "third party at best" communication, is not laughable, it is sad. God over science, or science over God? Even the Pope believes evolution is a real thing, so your "God created man" is even questionable in the Catholic Church. Did you only research one side of the question, because the Mormon Church has a full web page explaining why they are Christians (missed that one?). Here is how I see the argument. Some one said something over 2,000 years ago and 400 years later someone else translated it, and wrote it down. 1600 years later you attribute what was communicated and intercommunicated over 2,000 years ago as the definitive track for natural law, and man man made law.

Loudoundad

The Bible contains over 2,000 passages on the poor, and six passages involving homosexuality. So where is God's priorities? In one story, two mean plead to a King to allow them to have sex with each other. The King offers up his daughters' flesh to the men as a compromise. Is that how God would handle it? The passage in Leviticus is no more than a rule to keep Jewish people distinct from other around them, and the other mentions can easily be the interpreted as sins against gluttony, and lust, not focused on the single sex part. Jesus never mentioned homosexuality, even though Peter did. The argument that Jesus never mentioned incest as well, is a red herring, because incest among the masses was already taboo, and for the most part only "secretly" practiced among the wealthy classes.

swampfiller

God made man, and God made woman. Her made them in such a way so that they can procreate. God did not make us different so that we could fornicate. I just guess we've been wexed afterall.

Loudoundad

I heard these same arguments, and examples, on a Focus on the Family radio show last month, from the same guy from AFA who previously warned us how open gays in the military would lead to single sex orgies in the bathrooms, and plummeting recruitment numbers. The Marriott Wardman Park flew the pride flag this month, and if you don't know the Marriott's long history with the LBGT community, I can tell you it wasn't friendly. If the Marriott family can find acceptance, the other side lost the moral high ground.

amerigirl

Then why did God let homosexuality exist in almost all species? This article and ones like it are only making the rounds on ult-right and conservative venues. As long as title IX exists there isn't a problem as far as I can see.

swampfiller

God gave us free will, we choose to sin. Adultry is a sin and you have a choice to be unfaithful or not. Why does God allow it, I don't know. As far as other species, animals don't have a souj and don'l have a concept of sin, any thing else I'll leave to the biologists. Why do you extreme democrats and socialists have do make everything political?. My post was my opinion on something that I struggle with and looking for other's opinions. Title X has nothing to do with ith the price of eggs, except something for you to throw at the wall and see if it sticks. If you ever want to have a serious discussion let me know, but please take your hate elsewhere. Try being nice to people.

Loudoundad

Then why did God make fortification so fun?

amerigirl

If that was the reason God made them the way they are why did he make them not want to be recognized as the sex their body is? Why are some people born with both sexes? AND, what does that have to do with anything? Has no one here heard of separation of church and state?

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