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.
“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)