Ohio House Bans Transgender Students In Sports, Requires Genital Exams In Disputes

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/genitalia-inspection-transgender-girls-barred-from-high-school-college-sports_n_629982d3e4b016c4eef7afb4

This has two parts.   The story from the HuffPost then some more information from Joe my God about the woman pushing it.  Notice this is for all ages.   And it doesn’t matter that there was already a policy in place that went by the science and test results, the new one is driven by anti-trans hate and basically religion.    This legislator hates the LGBTQ+ and wants to outlaw them.   I have three other stories to post on LGBTQ+ bigotry today including on GOP candidate that wants to ban the evil pride month.     When are these people going to understand they cannot force all of us to live by their church rules?  There god is not my god.    But they sure will die trying to.   Hugs

“I struggle to understand why we keep discussing bills focusing on children’s genitals,” said one Democratic legislator.

Ohio House Republicans passed a bill late Tuesday that bans all transgender students from playing high school and college sports, and requires genital exams in any disputes.

Representatives voted on House Bill 151 on the first day of Pride Month. The measure next goes to the Senate after lawmakers return from summer recess. If the bill becomes law, it would take precedence over all current policies by high school and college sports associations.

The existing association policies, which aim to protect medical privacy and stress inclusion, take into account testosterone levels or the length of time an athlete has been transitioning, Cleveland.com reported. The new bill calls for an outright ban on transgender athletes.

Under the measure, if a player’s sex is disputed, he or she will have to present a physician’s statement about “internal and external reproductive anatomy” and testosterone levels. Students would also have to show an analysis of genetic makeup.

During a hearing on the bill, Rep. Beth Liston, a Columbus-area Democrat and physician, called the amendment “state-sanctioned bullying.”

“This is truly bizarre medically and nonsensical, but looking at it practically, this bill means that if anyone decides to question a child’s true gender, that child must undergo a sensitive exam,” Liston said.

“I struggle to understand why we keep discussing bills focusing on children’s genitals,” Liston added.

According to Equality Ohio and the Ohio High School Athletic Association, there is only one transgender athlete in the entire state who is participating in high school sports, per ABC affiliate News 5 TV.

“Being able to play on the girl’s team is absolutely amazing, it’s a total dream,” said Ember, a softball player and high school junior. “I feel at home and I can be myself. I don’t have to put on the mask or pretend to be someone else to enjoy the sport that I love.”

The Meidas Touch political action committee tweeted a copy of the bill Thursday, and critics were incensed:

 

The Huffington Post reports:

Ohio House Republicans passed a bill late Tuesday that bans all transgender students from playing high school and college sports, and requires genital exams in any disputes.

Representatives voted on House Bill 151 on the first day of Pride Month. The measure next goes to the Senate after lawmakers return from summer recess. If the bill becomes law, it would take precedence over all current policies by high school and college sports associations.

According to Equality Ohio and the Ohio High School Athletic Association, there is only one transgender athlete in the entire state who is participating in high school sports.

Read the full article. The sponsor of the amendment, Rep. Jena Powell [photo], last appeared on JMG in November 2021 when she introduced a Texas-style ban on abortion that allows private citizens to sue anyone who performs or promotes the procedure.

Her anti-trans actions have earned her an appearance on hate group leader Tony Perkins’ podcast, where she was hailed as “courageous.”

Her first appearance here came in July last year when she sued to stop Ohio from promoting COVID vaccinations via a lottery contest.

Powell, who has appeared on clips for Liberty University’s far-right Falkirk Center and on multiple anti-vax webcasts, brandishes a shotgun in her campaign ads.

 

M • 15 minutes ago

Another Republican for government that’s small enough to inspect your child’s genitalia. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Jean-Marc Canada – ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ • 20 minutes ago

How is this not sexual assault by the state?

Fake Fucking Jesus Christ!

Tazzari1 • 25 minutes ago

Every priest, pastor, and closet case will be volunteering to do the inspecting. Conservative legislators got hard even thinking about it!

LeeGP • an hour ago

What happens when they find an individual who is intersex (of the sort with ambiguous genitalia) but hasn’t declared anything publicly?

Smith_90125 • 2 hours ago

Correcting the headline:

Ohio makes it legal for the government to sexually violate Transgender kids

Michael Smith_90125 • 42 minutes ago • edited

Remove the word “transgender” to make your headline accurate. The legislation allows ANYONE to challenge ANY school athlete’s gender.

That’s why the first targets of this law should be the children and grandchildren of Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly.

MikeinVegas • 2 hours ago • edited

Hmmm… But what if there are athletes that are trans that don’t IDENTIFY as trans? Perhaps we should strip ALL elementary and middle school and high school athletes naked in a room together and photograph and document their genitalia, just to make sure we have only penises competing against penises and only vaginas competing against vaginas…

Cuz that’s the point of this bill, isn’t it? To give a bunch a pedos a reason to ogle naked children?

Ann Kah • 2 hours ago

I’ve lived in the Deep South. That’s why we decided to settle in Ohio, but now the Deep South has followed us here. 😦

Dan • 2 hours ago

Rep. Jena Powell seems obsessed with children’s genitalia. Doesn’t that make her a pedophile? Not that I’m saying she IS, but some people might think that… (With no apologies using using Trump’s “I don’t know personally but…” smear tactic.)

don • 2 hours ago

The wheels are coming off. No country can function with people like this making up 1/2 the population.

That_Anonymous_Coward • 3 hours ago

*rubs between his eyes*
They accuse the “libs’ of being groomers & they now can force children to strip and present their genitals on demand…

DaveMiller135 • 3 hours ago

A little math: [I made the assumption that no one is having a fit over pre-teen trans athletes.] The CDC estimates that 1.8% of the high school population is trans, giving them 270,000 trans high school students in the US. Don’t know if it’s correct, but let’s assume they are evenly divided male and female, giving 135,000 MTF high schoolers. Human Rights campaign estimates 12% of transgender girls play sports, 16,200. Twenty four thousand high schools in the US, so each high school has approximately 2/3 of an MTF athlete. This just doesn’t seem like a burning issue, as might be suggested by the hysteria to pass laws limiting sports participation.

I think there’s a reasonable question to be asked about bone growth and addition of muscle mass, before transitioning M to F. But this is not how that question is going to be determined. And it’s not going to be answered, or even asked, by hysterical or simply publicity hungry lawmakers.

Tor • 3 hours ago • edited

To be fair, they must check the genitals of all athletes. See how long parents let that stand.

zhera • 3 hours ago

They sure can find ways to protect children against imaginary threats. Against guns, not so much.

fuow • 3 hours ago

As long as there is a large bloc of voters who will tolerate any level of crazy in ‘their’ Republican candidate because the best Democrat is worse than the worst Republican…..
And, transgender children are the most vulnerable. Of course they attack them, first.

What, me worry? • 3 hours ago

Will they be doing hymen checks on the pom-pom girls?

Susan Montgomery • 4 hours ago

Why does Trans hate work so well? That’s the really heartbreaking part of this.

7 thoughts on “Ohio House Bans Transgender Students In Sports, Requires Genital Exams In Disputes

    1. Hello Roger. Yes they go first for the most venerable. But this has always been a solution by them searching for a problem. There is no problem to solve with these laws. There is one trans athlete in Ohio and they are at the lower school level. There is no crisis of trans kids assaulting each other in the bathrooms. I personally know that sex between students happen in bathrooms at schools and it is normally consensual. But none has been recorded of assault by trans kids. In fact, trans people are the ones assaulted normally in public facilities. These anti-trans bills will lead to kids committing suicide as they are forced to go through a puberty that will make their outsides never match their insides. I cannot imagine the horror to a young trans child getting ready to start puberty knowing that the longer it continues the more they will look like what they are not. Imagine being a trans young person of being 16 or 17 on puberty blockers with everything OK being told that next week you cannot get them and will have to start the wrong puberty for your gender identity. Yet these people do not care, they want that base angry and riled up, some of them are religious and they want this turmoil to a young person’s life to glorify their god. Bastards. Hugs

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        1. Hello Roger. As I said on another comment, I just don’t understand bigotry and racism. I can understand calling out the actions of a group like maga or the hateful people, but to just hate all people of one race or religion is something I cannot understand. like I have a real dislike for the rabid Christians that want to take over the country and force their religion on everyone else, but I am smart enough not to hate all Christians, some are pretty decent people. Some people have a need to feel superior to others, and that I also don’t understand. Hugs

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          1. That superiority and hate thing Scottie is something which is one of the Human Flaws. It’s been around since…Who Knows when.
            Of course we’ve all met the person who wants to be like that, it’s when that trait coalesces into groups the problems begin.
            The irony about portions of those rabid groups. Men with beards, guns and forcing their style of religion on folk….cough-Taliban-cough. Again talk about irony.
            The Bigotry is everywhere too, be it is politics, religion, social groupings. We need to evolve otherwise we end up as another failed species and a smear on the fossil record

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