White House Press Secretary gave a statement regarding Trans-athletes, according to The Western Journal.
Psaki was asked if Joe Biden had “a message for local school officials on dealing with these kind of disputes that are already starting to arise between, you know, trans girls who are competing and cis girls, and a level playing field?”
“Particularly in high school sports, when it leads to college scholarships, is there any kind of messaging or clarification that the White House wants to give on the executive order?”
“I would just say that the President’s belief is that trans rights are human rights, and that’s why he signed that executive order. And in terms of the determinations by universities and colleges, I’d certainly defer to them,” she said.
White House Press Sec. Jen Psaki on trans and cis girls in high school competing in sporting events: “The President’s belief is that trans rights are human rights.” pic.twitter.com/WonrtgfLgG
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One of Biden’s executive orders banned the discrimination of transgender athletes and opened up the opportunities to perform within their “gender identities.”
Women in Connecticut filed lawsuits against the recent executive order.
“Forcing girls to be spectators in their own sports is completely at odds with Title IX, a federal law designed to create equal opportunities for women in education and athletics,” attorney Christiana Holcomb said.
“Connecticut’s policy violates that law and reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women.”
“I think that it’s critically important to have education systems and educators respect the rights of all students, including students who are transgender, and that they are afforded the opportunities that every other student has to participate in extracurricular activities,” said Cardona.
“It would completely destroy girls’ athletics. The girls are being pushed out,” he said.
“Some boy that’s 6-foot-2 competing against my 5-foot-4 niece doesn’t sound very fair. I think most people in the country think it’s bizarre. … And you’re going to run the Department of Education and you’ve got no problem with it? That concerns me.”
“Across the sporting world, the game is being rigged against women and in favor of biological men. President Biden is the latest man to do the rigging, which is strange coming from someone billed as a defender of women,” she wrote.
“In one of his first acts as president, he signed an executive order paving the way for a federal mandate that all schools receiving federal funding let biological men play on women’s sports teams. The order was framed as a matter of transgender rights. But really, it was an attack on women’s rights,” she continued, noting that biology cannot be ignored in favor of politics.
“The world’s fastest female sprinter has nine Olympics medals, but nearly 300 high-school boys are still faster than her. In states where biological boys compete against girls, the girls almost always lose — not just the match, but also possible college scholarships and a lifetime of success in their favorite sport. Their chance to shine is being stolen,” she wrote.
“Justice and equality are on the line, and common sense is just as important as compassion,” she wrote. “Women haven’t run this race only to find we never had a chance to win.”
From The Western Journal:
Paul pushed back against the comment.
Paul said common sense should inform decision-making.
Former South Carolina governor and ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley denounced the direction Biden’s administration is heading in an Op-Ed for National Review.