88 Comments on "GOP lawmakers can’t give examples of why states need anti-transgender sports bills"

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  2. Tansy Ragwort | April 6, 2021 at 8:16 PM | Reply

    The right wing is quick to get upset about “government overreach” unless the overreach is done by them; then it’s OK.

    • @Bill Burgess do you know that if a transgender woman wins that’s OK? Or do you only support trans women losing?

    • Bill Burgess | April 8, 2021 at 7:53 PM | Reply

      @Black River .None of the above. If that makes me a bigot in your eyes. “F” it. My trans nephew, is still a girl when it comes to sports, fishing, hunting. I love him for who he is. But you can construe it anyway you want. A 200lb man shouldn’t be allowed to compete against women. Can you understand my point now, skippy, or should I just chock it up as you’re a dumb@$$ ?

    • Bill Burgess | April 8, 2021 at 7:55 PM | Reply

      @Black River I’m not talking the Olympics. I’m speaking in general. Man you’re a butthurt putz.

    • @W Jones So we are only talking about trans-females who are on HRT, pre-puberty, being allowed to compete with cis-females, and no trans-females who are not on HRT?

    • @mjoh090 There are hormone requirements for trans women in pro/Olympic sports, so we’re only talking about trans women and girls on HRT period.

  3. Michael Derosier | April 6, 2021 at 8:22 PM | Reply

    I’m getting tired of these culture arguments. Our countries infrastructure is crumbling and they are focusing on personal matters.

    • @Bradyn Lotterman, Thank you for understanding. Stick with verifiable fact-based comments and clearly delineated opinions and you will not continue to be flagged.

    • @Anne Onymous, This is not a “troll”. We are an authorized fact check organization tasked with monitoring this platform, applying a multi-tier fact check methodology, flagging comments that fail the methodology as false and/or misleading, tracking users, and providing inputs to the cyber security teams.

    • Anne Onymous | April 7, 2021 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      @Geoffrey K Well thanks for saving the world! 😂
      Only.. Taking it upon yourself to police the internet, reporting opinions you disagree with in comments sections isn’t “fact checking.”
      Time to get a life (and a psychiatrist).

    • @Anne Onymous, Just to clarify, I work with a fact check company, I’m not “taking it upon [myself] to police the Internet.” Moreover, I’m not flagging comments that I “disagree with”. The multi-tier fact check is applied uniformly to all comments and preliminarily flagged if all or part cannot be verified by fact, then a human fact checker reviews this report. If a comment is confirmed to fail as false and/or misleading, the fact checker markets it on the general public interface to alert all users on the thread and to create a digital footprint of the flag (that’s why you see the same “comment” repeatedly from fact checkers). We never flag opinions if they are presented as such in the comment. For example, if someone write “I think the sun is made of ice,” that would be preliminarily flagged by the algorithm because it is factually incorrect, but the fact checker would not flag it permanently because it is what the user “thinks”. I hope this explanation has been helpful. Stick with fact-based comments and clearly delineated opinions and you will be fine.

    • @M Igorpan20 maybe she not depend on the government for help and “pull herself up by the bootstraps”. Work out harder.

  4. Trout Fisher | April 6, 2021 at 8:22 PM | Reply

    There are simply WAY TOO MANY politicians. In the USA!!!!!!

  5. Is there anyone on Earth republicans aren’t afraid of? : )

    • @scott thomas trump, Mitch, Rudy, Tucker, Stephen Miller, Donald Jr. the list goes on

    • Yep. They are not afraid of people who still talk and act with reason, logic and common sense and who still value things like truth. All that is lacking with the fanatical Left in the US, which is very frightening indeed.

    • @scott thomas Hah hah you are a freaking idiot . Single number IQ if your lucky

    • Republicans and normal Americans don’t believe men pretending to be women should be allowed to dominate women’s sports. That’s common sense, not fear.

    • IThinkTheFuckNot YouTrickAssBitch | April 7, 2021 at 9:14 PM | Reply

      @Bidden HarryAss didn’t work for you though….LOL

  6. Stoney Curtis | April 6, 2021 at 8:32 PM | Reply

    When this is what the GOP has to offer voters in the future, (culture wars).. They can expect to lose again.

    • @Michael Morningstar, This post is flagged as misleading.

    • Michael Morningstar | April 7, 2021 at 3:13 PM | Reply

      @Geoffrey K Okay hypocrite. Fear the truth.

    • @Michael Morningstar, There is nothing hypocritical about fact checking. Moreover, we have nothing to fear, as we are confident that our multi-tier fact check relies solely on verifiable evidence. On the contrary, it appears that you are concerned about being flagged for false and/or misleading comments. You are advised to stick with verifiable fact-based comments and clearly delineated opinions.

    • virginia russell | April 8, 2021 at 5:51 PM | Reply

      🤞

    • Shane Kasper | April 8, 2021 at 6:27 PM | Reply

      That is what voting is all about.

  7. They can give reasons, mostly to do with religion, but they just don’t want to because they know it’ll sound batshit crazy. Because it is.

    • @Red Rover I can’t tell if youre joking or not, but whatever.

    • Thyalwaysseek | April 7, 2021 at 4:55 AM | Reply

      Yeh religion is so much more crazy than believing somebody can change their gender just because they believe they can. It’s easy to give a reason why a man who deludes himself he is a woman shouldn’t compete against women, death. What do you think is going to happen in contact sports like MMA and boxing when you have biological men fighting women?

    • @Sel Ect Wow then you really are deluded. Men shouldn’t be competing against women in sports for the simple reason that men are naturally strong therefor have a big advantage. By simply saying you now identify as a woman doesn’t change the fact you were born a man and have male attributes

    • David Thomas | April 7, 2021 at 9:43 AM | Reply

      @Sel Ect pignon just gave you several logical examples of why trans women competing in female sports is highly problematic and you don’t even have the grace to give a sensible reply.
      If you don’t have a sensible reply you could just acknowledge these are reasonable points and something to think about.
      None of this is to do with prejudice, religion or bigotry. Just biology, safety and fairness. The fact is, in the overwhelming majority of sports, being physically stronger or faster is an advantage. Even the more pedestrian sports such as golf.
      This isn’t about denying someone’s right to exist as a trans person in everyday life, it is particular to sport, where physique matters.

    • @Sel Ect The NCAA awards “more than $2.9 billion in athletics scholarships annually to more than 150,000 student-athletes.”

  8. I guess the GOP is transitioning away from their “Less Government” screed. Kinda like the way they retreated from “Back The Badge” during the Insurrection.

  9. Theodore Olson | April 6, 2021 at 9:07 PM | Reply

    Probably won’t survive the court challenges that are surely forthcoming.

  10. To me it seems this bill is in direct conflict with the oath that doctors took.

    • @Valley of the Rogue Indeed name call, play victim, the media, deep state and oh the left radicals are out to get them!

    • lance demetro | April 6, 2021 at 11:53 PM | Reply

      @7X HARDER yeah and what if these children decide they wanna smoke cigarettes and drive a car and get married or have a job they should be able to do all these things at the age of 11 I don’t see why in 11 years old cannot fly a plane for American Airlines I certainly trust one bunch of idiots

    • Artemisia Wyllow | April 7, 2021 at 12:16 AM | Reply

      @lance demetro but… if I recall, an 11 year old can’t buy cigarettes, they don’t even have a job, can’t fly a plane (they need to make sure they can ride a bike in a straight line at least) and one deciding one’s own personal position gender wise has nothing to do with flying 60-200 passengers 325mph in the sky, or getting lung cancer. When’s the last time deciding a gender hurt someone in a way that wasn’t a violent reaction from someone else?

      Edit: or are you implying they need training and exposure before deciding on their own gender?

    • Nra,Morris G | April 7, 2021 at 12:33 AM | Reply

      Not at all the doctors don’t have to work in that state they can move on they have to follow the constitution of the state and the laws of the state that’s why not every doctor can give abortions in their back of their house in their back room while they’re playing doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde can we sing the song Imagine that imagine that.
      Some people remind me that they hang out with puff Puff the Magic Dragon who live by the Sea who dried out his own seaweed by that little mermaid tree.
      Watch out for the mermaids they got a nasty a** tail.

  11. denise starr | April 6, 2021 at 9:58 PM | Reply

    Im a trans woman.in arkansas.
    We are only
    0003 % of the population
    Leave us alone.

    • Shane Kasper | April 8, 2021 at 6:38 PM | Reply

      @Dinero Kid1603 I think it is “anything”.

    • Dinero Kid1603 | April 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Reply

      @Shane Kasper And you want to talk about kids bro ? Okay we can definitely talk about that. Here’s an old saying. You never know what your child is doing when they’re out of your sight. Because you have a lot of females out here that are friends with transgenders. And on top of that you have a lot of dudes out here that are dating some of them too. And getting married to them and having kids with them. So if it doesn’t have anything to do with you don’t worry about it.

    • Dinero Kid1603 | April 8, 2021 at 7:02 PM | Reply

      @Shane Kasper I don’t have no problems with transgenders out here. They can live their life however they want. It’s bad enough that they get disowned by their families because of who they are. They don’t need clowns like you to be added into the fold. Like I said you’re ignorant. And you need to worry about yourself instead of worrying about another person’s lifestyle. Because it’s not your life so you shouldn’t care.

    • Dinero Kid1603 | April 8, 2021 at 7:06 PM | Reply

      @Evelyn Dawson You are bashing them.

    • Dinero Kid1603 | April 8, 2021 at 7:06 PM | Reply

      @Evelyn Dawson Freedom of speech doesn’t have nothing to do with you being nosey and worrying about something that doesn’t have nothing to do with you.

  12. Politicians playing doctor, government overreach at all angles, so why do we need doctors?

  13. BlondeGirlSez This | April 7, 2021 at 4:42 AM | Reply

    Its not a war between cultures its a war ON culture.

  14. The Cheese Factor | April 7, 2021 at 6:47 AM | Reply

    When feelings come into the picture,any notion of science goes out the window..sigh

    • Connor Obrien | April 7, 2021 at 6:36 PM | Reply

      @The Cheese Factor huh

    • @The Cheese Factor when did Trump say not to take the vaccine? Be kind of funny since he touted the vaccine as his victory. There’s evidence or what most people believe as science that mask don’t help. There’s a lot of surprising science behind it. You can test out the mask yourself to see how much vapor gets out. The covid-19 vaccine isn’t technically a vaccine, so I’ll wait a year to see how many people get sick off of it. If you only watch left wing news, you’ll miss a lot of information and science.

    • Connor Obrien | April 8, 2021 at 10:52 AM | Reply

      @jm8373 hard to debate when one side isn’t even trying🤣

    • Shane Kasper | April 8, 2021 at 6:29 PM | Reply

      Yall proved that with covid.

  15. Damien Darko247 | April 7, 2021 at 8:54 AM | Reply

    Nothing but solutions for problems we don’t actually have, and blocking any potential progress for society. History shall remember.

    • No it won’t. Focus on individuals gender and sexuality for a society is a condition that’s happened in the past and oddly ends up with a great civilization falling. So clearly we have learned nothing

    • Please help…what makes a trans woman….a at birth woman?….its confusing….. how is this possible….we are mammals like the other animals that have live babies…..I’ve never seen a Male lion…become a female lion…I don’t understand

    • Galise Berry | April 7, 2021 at 1:16 PM | Reply

      Well history needs to wright it down right is right and wrong is wrong leave the children alone let them make decisions as a adult and men stay in your lane

    • Michael Morningstar | April 7, 2021 at 1:28 PM | Reply

      @Damien Darko247 His argument is excellent and your dodge is mature hour. You lose.

    • Damien Darko247 | April 7, 2021 at 3:28 PM | Reply

      @Joe Maleski Greetings. Indeed, the study of societal collapse is a truly interesting subject. Unfortunately, gender had little to do with the causation of the declines. History teaches us that most collapses occur after a period of an anti-science, anti-intellectualism movement, usually rooted in religious beliefs, and fear of society leaning away from any certain religious text.

  16. Chris_P_Bacon | April 7, 2021 at 11:07 AM | Reply

    We can’t boycott Arkansas because nothing is made there. Bass boats is the only thing I can think of.

    • Shane Kasper | April 8, 2021 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      Well they are one of the worlds leading producers of rice.

    • Shane Kasper | April 8, 2021 at 6:26 PM | Reply

      @Chris_P_Bacon hey Chris, great news is that you don’t have to live here and we don’t want you.

    • Chris_P_Bacon | April 8, 2021 at 6:37 PM | Reply

      @Shane Kasper The only time I’ve been to Arkansas is when my teammates and I traveled to that shabby stadium in Fayetteville to issue a beatdown to your hapless Razorbacks. WTF happened to that program? They were at least respectable back in the day.

    • @Bart K facts do

    • @C. Cadon do you have any evidence or data supporting that it won’t happen? Obviously, people are opposed to this type legislation of this sort for a reason. And that reason is certainly not because it hasn’t happened. If you are going to take a position on something use your own words and thoughts. The media has already overplayed this evidence nonsense and it is a weak argument.

  17. Southern GOP Govs boasted about ‘stealing’ corporate jobs from high-tax/high regulation states. But, they are coming to realize that those blue state companies are bringing their cultural identity and their more liberal workforce with them.

    • President NotSure | April 7, 2021 at 12:37 PM | Reply

      We’ll straighten that out. We the people didn’t invite the anti American agenda to our states.

  18. Giancarlo Duncan | April 7, 2021 at 2:09 PM | Reply

    “B-because muh feelings” basically.

  19. Making people miserable is catching on.😟

  20. Cymon Templer | April 8, 2021 at 6:46 PM | Reply

    “If you judge a person that you don’t even know by the tattoos they have, the piercings they have, the way they dress or by how they look to you in general, YOU are the one with the issue, not them. Stop the hate. Live and let live” ~ Momma (comic strip; October 26, 1970 – July 10, 2016)

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