Tennessee Congresswoman, Riley Gaines Write Op-ed Advancing Women’s Bill of Rights

Former collegiate swimmer Riley Gaines speaks at a news conference about transgender inclusion in sports at the North Carolina Legislative Building, Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in Raleigh, N.C. The North Carolina House passed legislation Wednesday that would prohibit transgender girls from joining female sports teams in middle school, high school and college. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
  • Tennessee GOP Rep. Diana Harshbarger and former NCAA swimmer and conservative activist Riley Gaines have published an opinion piece advocating for advancing the Women’s Bill of Rights in Congress.
  • The measure seeks to “protect biological sex as a distinct legal category” but does not seek to not create any special rights or replace the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Instead, it would “codify the common public understanding of sex-based terms and enshrine in law current court precedent regarding single-sex spaces,” meaning terms like “women” and “men” would legally accord with biological sex, not gender identity.