FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. Three Connecticut girls who participate on high school track teams have filed a federal discrimination complaint against a statewide policy on transgender athletes, saying it has cost them top finishes in competitions and possibly college scholarships. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)
On Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Barr chimed in on the issue of boys playing against girls in chicks’ sporting competitions.
Should dudes — who are, generally, bigger, stronger, and faster — be able to get in there?
Bill says Nope.
He filed a statement of interest in a lawsuit by student athletes Alanna Smith, Selina Soule, and Chelsea Mitchell.
They’re suing the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), which has allowed guys to compete with gals.
The trio isn’t happy about biological males taking wins and awards that would’ve otherwise gone to females.
As Bill made clear, he agrees.
Here’s a bit from a letter by the AG and other DoJ officials, provided by ESPN:
“Under CIAC’s interpretation of Title IX…schools may not account for the real physiological differences between men and women. Instead, schools must have certain biological males — namely, those who publicly identify as female — compete against biological females. In so doing, CIAC deprives those women of the single-sex athletic competitions that are one of the marquee accomplishments of Title IX.”
Alanna, Selina, and Chelsea are being represented by Chistiana Holcomb, of the Alliance Defending Freedom.
Christiana noted the difference between the sexes:
“Males will always have inherent physical advantages over comparably talented and trained girls — that’s the reason we have girls sports in the first place. And a male’s belief about his gender doesn’t eliminate those advantages.”
And as Holcomb previously explained to The Daily Caller, the state doesn’t mandate any kind of hormonal tampering:
“The policy in Connecticut doesn’t even require any sort of treatment or therapy or whatever to compete in the girls category. They can do so without limitation. “
The suit mentions two boys by name who’ve run track with the girls since the 2017 track season.
In February, Alanna told TDC that just knowing they’re there is intimidating — even before each race has begun, she feels as if she’s “already lost.”
The Testicular Two have scored 15 women’s state championship titles. As stated in a press release by the ADF, that’s after taking “more than 85 opportunities to participate in higher level competitions from female track athletes in the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons alone.”
Mixed martial arts expert (and fantastic podcaster) Joe Rogan agrees with the DoJ. Here’s what he had to say last May:
“There’s a reason why we make the distinction to have male athletics vs. female athletics. The reason is that males have a physiological advantage over women. … [I]f you’re a women, and you’re a natural woman, and you don’t take any extra hormones or male hormones, you’re not taking steroids or any sort of performance-enhancing drugs, you’re doing your very best to compete and you’re at the top of the heap, and someone comes along and they were a man for 30 years, and decides they’re going to be a woman…and competes as a woman and destroys records and dominates you in that sport, that’s bull****. … That’s a person who is biologically a male, and who was a male for 30+ years of having testosterone run through their body and affect their tendon strength, and affect the shape of their bones and the mechanical advantages of the male hips vs. the female hips, and then they’re competing with smaller people who have been a woman their whole life. It’s not fair. It is as much cheating as taking steroids when the other person doesn’t or taking performance-enhancing drugs when the other person doesn’t. Maybe even more so. Maybe even more so, because you also have — there’s a bunch of advantages in terms of reaction time that males enjoy. It’s some significant difference in reaction time between males and even untrained males vs. female professional athletes.”
Socially, I believe wholeheartedly that each person should present themselves however they see fit. Is sports social, or medical?
To many, social’s where it’s at.
Therefore, last year, every Democrat in the House voted for the Equality Act, which would allow men to compete in women’s sports across the country (here).
And the Dem’s great presidential hope has made it a big part of his campaign:
Let’s be clear: Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time. There is no room for compromise when it comes to basic human rights.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 25, 2020
“[The Equality Act] will be the first thing I ask to be done.”
Of course, he has to first become president, and at the moment, I’m thinking Trump is going to zoom past him in that race.
Speaking of zooming, here’s a co-ed clip from the 2019 World Athletic Championships. Watch a girl given a huge lead, only to have 4 men pass her within 50 seconds:
Is that a look into the future of American track?
Not, it would seem, if Bill Barr and the Justice Department can help it.
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