Texas lawmaker sparks backlash for declaring there are six sexes — not two

Texas lawmaker sparks backlash for declaring there are six sexes — not two


A Harvard-educated Democratic lawmaker from Texas faced pushback for declaring during a hearing that there are six sexes on a “spectrum” — not two, according to a report.

State Rep. James Talarico, a former English teacher with a master’s in education policy, made his pronouncement before the Public Education Committee on a measure to ban transgender athletes from girls’ K-12 scholastic sports, the Washington Times reported.

“The bill seems to think there are two,” Talarico said to Republican Rep. Cole Hefner, the bill’s sponsor.

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“The one thing I want us to all be aware of is that modern science obviously recognizes that there are many more than two biological sexes.”

James Talarico speaks at a committee on public education.Texas House of Representatives

He added: “In fact, there are six, which honestly, Rep. Hefner, surprised me, too.”

Talarico explained that there are “six really common biological sexes” based on X and Y chromosomes — not just XX (female)

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