GOP lawmakers can't give examples of why states need anti-transgender sports bills

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8 dögum síðan

CNN's Sunlen Serfaty reports on the trend across the country with 26 Republican-lead states proposing anti-transgender sports bills. #CNN #News

Joe Durt
Joe Durt 8 klukkustundum síðan
Throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks.
Stephen Booker
Stephen Booker 9 klukkustundum síðan
No men in women's sports. If you don't like it then move the f*** out of this country.
jack 13 klukkustundum síðan
the arkansas governor knew exactly what he was doing by vetoing the bill. he knew it would still be passed and tried to make himself look better.
James Manton
James Manton 16 klukkustundum síðan
So the United States wants to turn itself into Crusade era Europe....they'll learn...eventually "You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they've tried everything else" Winston Churchill
badasahog Degi Síðan síðan
In my opinion (and keep in mind I'm not a doctor or a professional athlete) is that we should separate contestants not based on gender, but more specific physical characteristics like weight and muscle mass.
Jomar Medina
Jomar Medina Degi Síðan síðan
Why would any children be subjected to transgender treatment? If by law a kid can’t consent to sex until a state mandated age, why would children be any different in undergoing such a procedure. The logic behind this is awful.
Joseph Destito
Joseph Destito Degi Síðan síðan
Republicans and Conservatives are the most emotional people Ive ever met. Everything is about feelings and hunches.
M.J. Fields
M.J. Fields Degi Síðan síðan
What happened to all the calls to save the children? This will actively lead to the suffering and death of children and teens.
mnicrashSoren Degi Síðan síðan
Lol you need examples of how this is unfair to women? cnn is packed with morons that cannot even understand biological sex
mine Degi Síðan síðan
Only idiots think transgender/males are not stronger and faster than real females.
SwordLard Degi Síðan síðan
Freaking insurrectionist trumpites. Disgusting.
Daddy Papi
Daddy Papi Degi Síðan síðan
Boys and men have no business in female sports, period
Dan Blair
Dan Blair 2 dögum síðan
CNN will always be known as fake news and they earned that recognition
Thisisanya 2 dögum síðan
I wonder when the US will realise that all these ridiculous overreaching policies have made them a laughing stock across the industrialised/developed world.
neah2k11 2 dögum síðan
I don't think it's going to stop "assigned females" from achieving opportunities in sport.... but I do agree that "assigned males" are genetically predisposed to be bigger and stronger. I'll play devil's advocate and ask this... name 5 trans males who have entered male sports and are dominating against cis men
3 Tres
3 Tres 2 dögum síðan
"assigned females"? By whom? God? Boys shouldn't be allowed in female categories because the category is sex-based. You don't allow a heavy weight in lightweight category even if the heavyweight identifies as a lightweight. So, it's maddening how a male can go to female category because he says he is a woman.
Or Light Shawat
Or Light Shawat 2 dögum síðan
Transgender child: *Breaths.* Republican: “STOP STEALING AIR FROM OUR DAUGHTERS.” Scientists: “There is no evidence for-” Republican: “IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.”
Gideon Uk
Gideon Uk 2 dögum síðan
The best bill in d world !
Cmdr Obbert42
Cmdr Obbert42 2 dögum síðan
Everything the GOP is doing is solving problems that don't exist.
B L 2 dögum síðan
Does any of this bullshit solve child hunger? Does it balance the fucking budget? Does it make Arkansas less dependent on government assistance? No. Republicans do nothing but gaslight their idiots.
David Warren
David Warren 2 dögum síðan
An absolutely sickening invasion of privacy. I really hope this law is struck down as un-consitutional.
David Warren
David Warren 2 dögum síðan
This ridiculous law applies to ALL girls. Even setting the trans girls aside (just for argument's sake, sorry girls :)), imagine how many girls and parents are going to be inconvenienced having to dig out their birth certificates to 'prove' to these prurient creeps' satisfaction that the possess an acceptable birthright be allowed to play sports with their friends.
Andre Desrosiers
Andre Desrosiers 3 dögum síðan
Inherent fanatical religious views are very dangerous indeed.
GregC 3 dögum síðan
Men's body's and women's body's are different . Fact .
william merten
william merten 3 dögum síðan
Can a transgender male teen get a female rate for driving. There should only be one rate not gender based. That is true discrimination.
3 Tres
3 Tres 2 dögum síðan
In Canada they can. In California, men who identify arw going to go to female prisons. Maybe one of them will get released earlier after impregnating and battering a female prisoner. Wouldn't be the first time.
Christine Wild
Christine Wild 3 dögum síðan
When are people going to learn to mind their own business? They should be talking about school shootings and how to prevent them, not about trans kids.
VegaTheSagePigeon 3 dögum síðan
I’m from Arkansas. This is embarrassing.
Civerius 3 dögum síðan
I'm a little confused, can anyone tell my what happens if the child is unsure and does something that can- you know what nevermind I aint involving in this shit.
havingalook2 3 dögum síðan
Why don't you consider banning the Republicans, and declaring the Republican Party a hate group - which is what they are. What Americans often are totally unaware of is that whole world has the ability to see what you are doing, is aware of just how hateful your country is and yet you don't care. Also notice the complete absence of the Republicans ever offering anything constructive, helpful, compassionate - they focus entirely on being punitive, hateful, totally disrespectful of others and go about wishing to create laws that affect so many based on hate. Why is that? Why are they so hateful and wish to create a hell for others. And too, they claim to be Christians and all this blather about god bless American. Reality is - that is so not going to happen. Hateful country.
Laura Lewis
Laura Lewis 3 dögum síðan
Repug Thugs is trump's Cult of Everything... Disgusting! Period.
L G A 3 dögum síðan
Republicans love 2 things, over reaches and reach arounds!
Matt Crammer
Matt Crammer 3 dögum síðan
Where will this end. What if someone wants to get married to a tree.
taurussho86 3 dögum síðan
I agree that anybody should be what they want (no judgment) but I can't agree with transgender playing on their irrespective sports.
lime piper
lime piper 3 dögum síðan
Is not anti transgender, these bills are to protect GIRLS! Women and girls have a RIGHT to safety and FAIRNESS .
Ivan Johnson
Ivan Johnson 3 dögum síðan
Republican small government at work, folks. 😑
Mary Munro
Mary Munro 3 dögum síðan
Sure glad I was raised by woke parents
Darren Bradley
Darren Bradley 3 dögum síðan
Basically what you're saying is they're attacking everything that's non-white and what meets their standards as a person.
The Real
The Real 3 dögum síðan
I can't believe how sexist cnn viewers are. You just did a poll and most of your viewers said transgender boys should not get to play in female sports. Very disappointed in cnn and their viewers
Enrique luis Cisneros
Enrique luis Cisneros 3 dögum síðan
We need anti child prostitution and anti child pornography laws... oh wait , white politicians are the biggest consumers of that ...
Anthonywash. Rosado
Anthonywash. Rosado 3 dögum síðan
okay so show me y'all was assigned white supermacists at birth
John B
John B 3 dögum síðan
Cnn, lol...
NamelessUsers 3 dögum síðan
Do women in sports favor competing against biological males who changed teams, and now compete against biological women? As a male myself, I'm sincerely asking women who are affected by this releveling of the playing field.
3 Tres
3 Tres 2 dögum síðan
There's a considerable number of girls who stopped doing sports due the unfairness of allowing a man to take their prizes. I'm glad at least some people are asking what do women in sports think...a lot of women and men only care about transwomen's feelings.
Haroldo Filho
Haroldo Filho 4 dögum síðan
Mans aways will win.
Jenny Allen
Jenny Allen 4 dögum síðan
Chickens are actually the #1 state export . Tyson.
Daniel Pecaro
Daniel Pecaro 4 dögum síðan
Here's one. They're men.
Victor Paramo
Victor Paramo 4 dögum síðan
Republicans "all lives matter" except lgbtq, people of color and really just anyone that isn't white evangelical christian.
Sin Sincere
Sin Sincere 4 dögum síðan
It's funny how Republicans don't want government telling them what to do but want to tell everyone else what to do Ain't their homophobia & racism getting old yet?
Abdul Hussein
Abdul Hussein 4 dögum síðan
A man tryna be a woman WTF
wattsup1004 4 dögum síðan
If you have a D i c k, don't play with Jane.
Tom Walker
Tom Walker 4 dögum síðan
Sounds like a solution in search of a problem.
Sj D
Sj D 4 dögum síðan
No explanation except the republicans have been taken over by cruel people. Hard enough for young kids to fit in even when they feel ok in their body, let alone if they feel they are someone different. Why folks support this intolerant and in humane behavior by politicians is beyond me
Arcturion Blade
Arcturion Blade 4 dögum síðan
A (shitty) answer to a question no one asked, that's what this farce is. Just like all the voting restriction bills that Republicans have tried to push on all of us, to supposedly "solve" widespread voter fraud that no one can seem to find any evidence of.
evan doe
evan doe 4 dögum síðan
Lol sure they can't.... Well here's one.... Men are men and women are women....
Andreas Persson
Andreas Persson 4 dögum síðan
Good christians. Defo going to heaven. 🖕🏽
fahldie slamdien
fahldie slamdien 4 dögum síðan
fahldie slamdien
fahldie slamdien 4 dögum síðan
Their is one GOD not too . There is no GOD FOR Transgender PEOPLE and a GOD for STRATE PEOPLE
fahldie slamdien
fahldie slamdien 4 dögum síðan
Arkansas GOP hates tranger kids with a passion.
Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams 4 dögum síðan
What in the world is happening?...Dark Ages
Pat Le Cat
Pat Le Cat 4 dögum síðan
GOP: We need anti-transgender laws because duhhh...! Fascism in bloom
Kwazimo Kava
Kwazimo Kava 4 dögum síðan
This republican party is a circus...
Ben Smith
Ben Smith 4 dögum síðan
Yes males shouldn't be playing in women's sports. Comman sense.
rebel gordo
rebel gordo 4 dögum síðan
This is crazy cnn is insane. These are kids
rebel gordo
rebel gordo 4 dögum síðan
Years of Olympic records will be completely squished by men
Buckie Smalls
Buckie Smalls 4 dögum síðan
I say let any transgender compete in whatever gender sport they identify with. .. Make it more exciting.. If LeBron decided to go play WNBA.. I would prolly watch the WNBA..
Mamadou djouma Bah
Mamadou djouma Bah 5 dögum síðan
Why are you transgender??😃😃😂😂😂😂
Being Dez Dubani
Being Dez Dubani 5 dögum síðan
Republicans huh.... Nothing republic abt tht jus plain hate
Avg Joe
Avg Joe 5 dögum síðan
Here is a thought for all the people that question the direction of our country. Seek out someone that grew up with behind the iron curtain and ask them about their quality of life, challenges, sacrifices, heart breaks, etc. I promise, if you look, you will find one of these people in your backyard and will start thinking about waiting in line for bread, shoes, flour for 4 hours or much more. Such ignorance, absolutely disgusting.
Ray Fiedler
Ray Fiedler 5 dögum síðan
I cannot believe this is an issue. The number of trans wanting to play in girls sports kill the argument. Again minority seems to rule in america.
Nicholas Farrell
Nicholas Farrell 5 dögum síðan
How about we ban Republicans from interacting with American society in any way? Oh wait, "muh freedumb"? Tough break.
Zak-a -Roo
Zak-a -Roo 5 dögum síðan
Zak-a -Roo
Zak-a -Roo 5 dögum síðan
Be honest ...IT'S HATE.
james staggs
james staggs 5 dögum síðan
What? How about it's not fair to actual women to have to compete against people born as men. Even if a man goes through the entire sex change procedure there will still be differences in things like bone density, muscle density, shoulder width and limb proportions, the size of their hands and even with hormone blockers probably testosterone levels as well. Look you wanna get a sex change go for it. I've never had any issue with that. If you go through with it I don't even take issue with them using the woman's bathroom (if you're pre-op though sorry, you're still a dude). Still doesn't make it fair to women who dedicate their lives to mastering a sport to have to compete with someone that has an unfair advantage. Sometimes I think you're just trolling everyone because this is just stupid. There's still actual injustice in the world and this is what you choose to focus on? Clown News Network indeed. Oh and no, I'm not a Republican, Conserveative or Trump supporter either.
Nick K
Nick K 5 dögum síðan
-"Because we drew a line in the sand many years ago, we can't let anybody be on a different side of it than where they started, it would cause chaos and ruin lives." -"Ruin lives? What important thing are we limiting?" -"Who can and can't kick this ball around a field of grass with other people" This is how people look like idiots in hindsight 20 or 30 years from now. We're not even talking about professional sports either. These laws are literally banning child athletes from being able to play on school teams. There's no money on the line, and the only people that are being hurt one way or another are the actual trans kids.
Nick K
Nick K 2 dögum síðan
@3 Tres Well I tried to have a reasonable conversation with you but you seem dead set on trying to make everything personal and if that's how you wanna live your life feel free to push away anyone that bothers engaging with you. I've been told I have extremely high patience for frustrating people through my work but that doesn't mean I'm not able to identify them immediately. If you're so sure of the things you're telling me, feel free to further research them since you likely will not take my word for it, after all you believe you'll certainly be proven right so what do you have to lose? I'll leave you with that sentiment, have a nice day.
3 Tres
3 Tres 2 dögum síðan
@Nick K boy, I guess you are boy now (or a teenage girl, but my first impression of you was male due the name). A young adult man wouldn't play pretend so long and say that a man can become a woman if he takes hormones. So, of course school failed you. It has been taken by genderist for a few years.... otherwise you will know that hormones aren't the only difference between women and men (for example, only men have prostates and only women have uteri) and you will know that the Y chromosome isn't there only to look cute. Look, I'm not your father, so I'm not interested in giving you the talk....
Nick K
Nick K 2 dögum síðan
@3 Tres From your response my initial thought is that you don't fully understand what happens to a person's body through gender transition and how much impact hormones have on the body. You reference thicker skin for men, but this is simply tied to testosterone levels. Women and men naturally produce estrogen and testosterone in varying levels. Sometimes people have to take hormone medication when the body does not produce enough of the particular ones more associated with their birth gender due to various reasons, but taking medication the opposite way provides the inverse result. Gender transition is not simply visual alterations, it really is reformatting the body as hormones heavily influence how different areas of the body not only develop but also maintain themselves.
3 Tres
3 Tres 2 dögum síðan
@Nick K what the?? Even the way skin is composed varies from man to women (men's skin is thicker btw, which is also the reason why they don't wrinkle as easily as women). I just brought out other categories because sports have arbitrary categories and your argument is that...??? Yes, you don't sports but still will dismiss the concerns about how the fairness in a category is being destroyed. If there's a female category, then that category excludes males by default. Even the few ones who cut their "outties" don't belong in the female category because they aren't female. If you want to know why I'm against a mixed sex category? I'm not, they already exist but they aren't the female category and that's what we were talking about, the female category in which men just don't fit the criteria to be in.
Nick K
Nick K 2 dögum síðan
@3 Tres You didn't really address any of the questions I directly asked you, and instead just continue to try and discredit me instead. Why are you having a discussion with someone if your entire mindset is to ignore what I respond with? You might as well talk to a wall because you don't seem to care what kind of responses you get. As for the argument of criteria that you keep laying out, yes some sports have restrictions like weight classes, but examples of more restrictions in some sports is not a call for tighter restrictions in all sports. Again look at a football team. You have people of many different body builds and weight classes that make up the different positions on the team. You then look at other sports and find people with very different body builds there as well. Weight class is meaningless to bring up in this context because it's used to divide competitors within the same gender but ONLY some sports. It's all arbitrary to begin with. If a new sport with a new league was started tomorrow, it would be completely arbitrary if there were regional divisions or not, if there were age restrictions or not, if there were weight classes or not, and if there were gender divisions or not. It's all arbitrary. Oh and if you that men and women are really so different maybe consider science that you learn after the 6th grade, because while the complexities go deeper, there's also less separating the two than you think. If you're a girl you've got an inny and if you're a guy you've got an outtie, and the rest is mostly a factor of hormones multiplied by time.
star burst
star burst 5 dögum síðan
You can justify anything so reason should prevail.
LordSiravant 5 dögum síðan
Are we really surprised? The GOP has blatantly become the Nazis in all but name.
Cymon Templer
Cymon Templer 5 dögum síðan
“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)
Bobbie Hayden
Bobbie Hayden 5 klukkustundum síðan
It's human instinct to judge someone by the way they look. Its called self preservation. If someone walking towards you looking like a hobo or a drunk homeless person, you'd be on alert. And I can give me examples.
Nicholas Whitney
Nicholas Whitney 17 klukkustundum síðan
This isn't judging based on that. It's not judging at all... it's science. Physiological facts about the differences between men and women. If a trans woman that wants to be a man is a quarter back and gets hit by a 350 lb real man rushing her/him she/he is likely to explode on impact or die. If a man that wants to be a woman is running or doing anything in a sport that requires strength he/she will own every lady on the field with relative ease. Men have greater lung capacity, higher VO2 max, much more dense musculature, and has developed post puberty with testosterone levels that would kill a woman.
mnicrashSoren Degi Síðan síðan
It is a free country people are free to judge if they want and you have the right to judge them for that like you just did
Shane Kasper
Shane Kasper 5 dögum síðan
Oh good it is Rapinoe who can't figure out why she isn't paid as much as a man....oh but wait, she was.
Shane Kasper
Shane Kasper 5 dögum síðan
Maybe because the boys are shattering records made by girls?
timber_beast 5 dögum síðan
No actual problem solving from republicans - just culture wars and lies.
John Sheffield
John Sheffield 5 dögum síðan
I've never ever, ever, voted for one Republican. Period. But changing the sex of a child is stranger than strange.
rathofturkey 5 dögum síðan
That’s easy. You talk about respecting all women, believing all women, giving women equal opportunities, etc. if you let men compete with women you are not giving women equal opportunity to compete, you certainly are not respecting women and you don’t believe them when they tell you this is unfair. I thought CNN is supposed to give the news, not their lame ass opinions.
Sherman Dudley
Sherman Dudley 5 dögum síðan
This is the same nonsensical panic that led to HB2 in NC that cost our state thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars
mcconn746 5 dögum síðan
What do you guys have against biological girls? Title 9 was suppose to give them opportunities in sports because they could not compete with biological boys. You Guys don't give a sheet about the biological girls.
Freya zaldivar
Freya zaldivar 5 dögum síðan
These rulings render me mute ! I feel a big lump in my throat and pain in my heart for these humans children. This is government overreach ... just like the radical Abortion bills. At what point do we stop telling people what to do with their bodies? How are these politicians more qualified than doctors and parents. t’s disgusting and all I can hope is that Karma does it’s job sooner than later 😡
Rob Stone
Rob Stone 5 dögum síðan
Stop watching CNN, their goal is for you to hate the other half of America. We’re all Americans and want the best for our country, the politicians and talking heads on tv don’t however.
jack dayton
jack dayton 5 dögum síðan
F-ing Republicans. They demand small government, expect when they can stick their nose in your reproductive rights or what you can do as a human being on Earth. And who you choose to love. Then their government can never be too big. Hypocrites every damn one of them. . .
Clark Watson
Clark Watson 5 dögum síðan
You need examples to provide you are a free man. The fascist and communist cnn strikes with state propaganda again.
john giglio
john giglio 5 dögum síðan
To all morons named Tapper, where does a baby come out of a man?
Scott Parr
Scott Parr 5 dögum síðan
The republicans just cant separate religion from government. That is what this is all about. The Quakers Strike Back in the name of fake Christianity!
t p
t p 5 dögum síðan
those supporting this are not socially conservative - they are socially fascist, clearly lack basic scientific understanding, and have done zero research to understand what it means/is like to be trans. it is amoral for them to do this to children. this party had long lost any ground to stand on the argument that they are for small government, the poor, life, or give one iota about children. this behavior is truly abhorrent.
OverlandMD B
OverlandMD B 5 dögum síðan
I have no issues with transgender but I have a issue when they are competing in woman’s sports it’s unfair we are seeing it in some states already a biological boy has won three state championships in a women’s track and field
JD Russell
JD Russell 5 dögum síðan
I agree with Republicans on this.
Philip Surette
Philip Surette 5 dögum síðan
Are repub's so small, that the have nothing better to complain about. Why in Christ's name can't, GOP's grow up and do something worthwhile. What a load of crap!
wattsup1004 5 dögum síðan
If you have a D i c k, don't play with Jane.
Awakened One
Awakened One 5 dögum síðan
Even if they cut it off. They are still stronger than females. They retain 70% of their strength as male which is still stronger than females
Jacob Foster
Jacob Foster 5 dögum síðan
Police officers I work/worked with were harshly punished/fired for saying they wouldn't date a transgender girl. My partner had to go to sensitivity training & diversity classes AND mandated therapy because in the break room at work ( oh lol D.O.C. police officers partner not romantic partners) he was asked if he'd date a transgender "Woman" pre op or post op. He said no...because he prefers vagina over penis.. He and 2 others who were agreeing/defending his right to choose were written up & placed on administrative leave until they completed their diversity training and therapy !? 1 of us was FIRED because he said that was his right to date those he's attracted to and one of the girls got heated...he said he preferred white women who were petite ( he was fired for racist hate speech AND body shaming !?!? TRUE story. I've always considered myself a liberal but now others define me as a BIGOT !? Semper Fidelis
Awakened One
Awakened One 5 dögum síðan
Dang, sounds like people are trying to brainwash y'all to be crazy like them
Jacob Foster
Jacob Foster 5 dögum síðan
Ask ANY female.. (Biological female) athlete ! Serena Williams is one of the best tennis players ever as woman but can't beat the 200th ranked man men are physically vastly stronger faster and have more endurance in general that doesn't make us better than women in any way but it does make it an unequal playing field you wouldn't Force children to compete with a grown-up who said they identify as an 8 year old girls are losing their records they're losing their ability to compete because their spots being taken their losing out on scholarships absolutely transgender people should be able to compete with whichever biological group they are a part of or with other transgender athletes there's no other way to make it competitively fair or even safe
madman56 6 dögum síðan
How about in Connecticut where two biological males hold 15 womens state championship titles in track and field, taking titles that used to belong to 9 girls, causing some girls to file a federal lawsuit.. are we just going to ignore those girls cause it goes against your narrative?
S M 6 dögum síðan
I’ll never understand LGBTQ people like Scott Presler. He travels the U.S. to help elect republican politicians who do everything in their power to hurt people like him. It’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen.
Jacquie Edwards
Jacquie Edwards 6 dögum síðan
They have skirted the problem/fact so much I can not determine wnat the issue is. Jesus is Love
PowerAverage 6 dögum síðan
America explain?!?!
Sally Portillo
Sally Portillo 6 dögum síðan
Nope. Republicans and Democrats have the same MASTER, I can side which party defends the REAL SCIENCE FROM GOD, IRREVOCABLE TRUTH, CANNOT BE UNCHANGED IN THE PAST TO THE FUTURE.
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