Illinois GOP rep sponsors anti-trans bill in response to Equality Act
U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-Oakland) announced Friday that her first sponsored bill is to define sex in Title IX as biological sex, not gender identity.
In a press release, Miller said the bill, called the Safety and Opportunity for Girls Act, is to “protect spaces for women and girls in school.”
“Title IX was created to enhance opportunities for women, not threaten their safety,” Miller said. “This is why I’m sponsoring the Safety and Opportunity for Girls Act. I want make it clear that the definition of sex in Title IX means biological sex, not gender identity. My goal is to protect spaces like bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports teams for women like my five daughters, and so many others across the country.”
Among the co-sponsors is U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Ga.). Taylor-Greene earlier in the week misgendered the transgender daughter of U.S. Rep. Marie Newman (D-LaGrange) and tried to derail the passage of the Equality Act.
“As a former competitive athlete and a mother to a daughter who is a D1 collegiate athlete, I staunchly oppose biological males in girls/women’s sports, locker rooms, and bathrooms,” Taylor-Greene said in the press release.
Miller’s husband, State Rep. Chris Miller also came under fire on Friday for having a Three Percenter bumper sticker on his truck in Washington before the Jan. 6 insurrection.