A Texas lawmaker was ridiculed after claiming there are six biological sexes during a hearing on transgender sports participation.
“The bill seems to think there are two,” state Rep. James Talarico said of the number of sexes listed in a Texas bill that would ban transgender athletes from school sports. “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.”
Talarico, a Democratic lawmaker that was educated at Harvard, then argued that there are six biological sexes.
“In fact, there are six, which, honestly, Rep. Hefner, surprised me, too,” Talarico said.