Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee refused to give Republicans an equal number of witnesses for Tuesday’s hearing on the Equality Act, meaning the minority was unable to counter testimony from a transgender teenager, a Republican committee aide confirmed to the Daily Caller.
The Equality Act will impact abortion, sports, marriage and more if passed. It aims to amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act in an attempt to prevent “discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identify and sexual orientation” and has sparked much debate due to how it would impact female sports in particular.
A representative for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a non-profit representing multiple female athletes in a Connecticut case regarding transgender athletes competing in female sports, told the Caller that four clients – three female athletes and a mother of one of the girls – were made available to testify Tuesday.
Republicans requested just one slot for female athlete-related testimony – asking that Christina Mitchell, a mother, testify as the third witness – but were denied, the representative added. Meanwhile, Democrats allowed a transgender teenager as one of its three witnesses.
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