By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A Texas Democratic state lawmaker insisted there are six different sexes during a committee hearing Tuesday on transgender issues, sparking backlash from several different communities.
James Talarico, a Democrat and former English teacher, insisted during a Public Education Committee hearing earlier this week that there are more than two sexes.
‘The bill seems to think there are two,’ Talarico, who has a masters in education policy from Harvard, said.
‘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,’ he said. ‘In fact, there are six, which honestly… surprised me, too.’
Talarico made the comments while quizzing Republican Texas state Representative Cole Hefner, who co-sponsored a bill barring transgender athletes from participating in sports at the K-12 level.
Talarico went on to explain that there are ‘six really common biological sexes’ based on X and Y chromosomes.
The usual is that there are XX chromosomes for females and XY for males, but Talarico explains there are also single X, XXY, XYY and XXXY, making a total of six sexes.
‘The point is that biologically speaking, scientifically speaking, sex is a spectrum, and oftentimes can be very ambiguous,’ Talarico said.