Radical Leftists won many victories at the state and local level during Obama’s administration.
They got so used to winning, in fact, they started to overplay their hands.
And this announcement from President Trump’s administration outraged radical Leftists as they sensed a major defeat could be coming.
The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has agreed to launch an investigation into the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s (CIAC’s) decision to allow boys – who dress and act like girls – to compete in girls’ athletics.
Thanks to the CIAC policy, biologically male competitors have consistently outperformed actual females, according to a complaint filed by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) on behalf of three track athletes. This in turn deprives girls not only of opportunities to advance in competition, but of recognition that impacts their academic future via lost college recruitment consideration and scholarship opportunities.
“Because of the basic physiological differences and resulting strongly statistically significant differences in athletic capability and performance between boys and girls after puberty,” the complaint argues, “no one could credibly claim that a school satisfies its obligation to provide equal opportunities for girls for participation in athletics by providing, e.g., only co-ed track or wrestling teams and competitions, with sex-blind try-outs and qualification based strictly upon performance.”
Last week, the DOE’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) notified ADF that it will be investigating the matter as a potential violation of federal laws barring sex discrimination in federally-funded athletic programs.
In June, the Journal of Medical Ethics published a paper by researchers in New Zealand finding that “healthy young men [do] not lose significant muscle mass (or power) when their circulating testosterone levels were reduced to (below International Olympic Committee guidelines) for 20 weeks,” and “indirect effects of testosterone” on factors such as bone structure, lung volume, and heart size “will not be altered by hormone therapy”; therefore “the advantage to transwomen [men] afforded by the [International Olympic Committee] guidelines is an intolerable unfairness.”
We previously reported on LifeSiteNews launching a petition in support of the ADF complaint and it has so far gathered over 16,000 signatures.
Selina Soule, one of the first athletes to file a complaint said no one in her state was happy about the situation, “but no one has enough courage to speak up.”
What are your thoughts?
Should boys – who think they are girls – be allowed to compete against female athletes?
Let us know in the comments below.