Around 200 women gathered in the nation's capital to protest recent Democratic legislation and executive orders that seek to prescribe gender identity as a protected class under federal law.
Participants at the Women Picket-DC event said they were opposed to President Biden's recent executive order that allows biological males to compete in women's sports based on their personal gender identity.
"Whenever a man can come in and take a spot on a woman's team or on a podium, you're depriving women of their rights," said participant Beth Scaer from New Hampshire. "Men are bigger, stronger, taller. They can destroy women in sports. It's totally unfair."
The group also protested the Equality Act that recently passed in the U.S. House – a bill that would further enshrine gender and sexual identity as categories under civil rights laws and penalize individuals who don't affirm the new gender ideology it promotes.
"It changes our already existing structures of human rights," said Charlie Rae of Women Picket-DC. "And I think that a lot of people mean really well... But gender identity as a concept — transgenderism, the medicalization, the altering of our social policies and institutions — it doesn't protect people."
The four speakers at the event also spoke about the rise of LGBT gender ideology in education and the promotion of events such as "Drag Queen Hour" at libraries.
Feminist attorney Kara Dansky called on Biden to rescind the order.
"Mr. President, whether or not you understand it, you have issued an executive order that is set to erase women and girls as a protected category under federal administrative law," she said.