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Pringle files bill requiring public school athletes to compete as birth gender

A transgender pride flag painted on a hand. (STOCK PHOTO)

Thursday, Congressional Candidate State Representative Chris Pringle, R-Mobile, filed legislation that would require public K-12 school students use their biological gender, as it appears on their birth certificate, to determine the sporting events in which they may participate. The bill would also ban teams from using public facilities if children are competing in single-gender sporting events that don’t align with their gender identified at birth.

Representative Pringle said that the GIRL Act is aimed at ensuring fair competition among student athletes in the state.

“Gender is real,” Rep. Pringle announced. “There are biological differences between boys and girls that influence athletic performance. The GIRL Bill seeks to support female student athletes, so that they may compete against each other and not have to compete against male students with an unfair advantage.”

Rep. Pringle called the bill a common sense measure based on science saying, “Liberal Democrats are always trying to accuse us of refusing science, but gender is a real biological truth. It truly defies logic that anyone would deny science and want male students to compete in female sports.”

The GIRL Act would not impact designated co-ed sporting events.

“This bill would provide that public K-12 schools may not participate in, sponsor, or provide coaching staff for interscholastic athletic events at which athletes are allowed to participate in competition against athletes who are of a different biological gender, unless the event specifically includes both biological genders.”

There have been a number of cases nationally where biological males CLAIM to prefer to be females and then they compete in female sports against real females. In many cases these so-called females (the politically correct term is “transgenders” have had success in ladies sports.

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Opponents in the LGBTQ community claim that the bill is discriminatory to transgenders.

The legislature will take up the GIRL Act, House Bill 20, when the legislative session begins on February 4.

Pringle is running for the Republican nomination for the open First Congressional District seat on March 3. Incumbent Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Doug Jones (D).

 

Brandon Moseley
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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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