Former college athletes Joanna Miller and Capt. Maureen Bannon warn the Equality Act will destroy women’s sports.
Miller and Bannon shared their stories of hard work and dedication required to become college athletes. They said the legislation that allows biological men to compete with women will destroy the opportunities for a generation of young girls.
“People don’t understand the grit and the grind of what that takes to develop your skill to become a division one athlete,” said Miller, who began training to become a soccer player at age 8, and worked her way to a scholarship at American University.
Miller said letting boys play with girls can result in risk of injury and loss of female scholarships.
Bannon, who played volleyball at West Point, said her team practiced against the boys to make the girls better.
“But if you have a biological male identifying as a female on a team that’s a whole different thing,” she said.
“The left wants to strip us of our identity,” said Miller. “They want to say, ‘There’s no such thing as male and female, gender, everybody’s the same.’
“God created two different genders for a reason,” she said. “And we both offer great things to society.”
“And I’m not speaking against anyone who feels they are transgender,” she said. “We are called to love everybody.”