The NCAA has announced its “unequivocall” support concerning student-athletes that are transgender for being allowed to participate in school sports, according to The Daily Wire.
“The NCAA Board of Governors firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports. This commitment is grounded in our values of inclusion and fair competition.”
“The NCAA has a long-standing policy that provides a more inclusive path for transgender participation in college sports.”
“Our approach — which requires testosterone suppression treatment for transgender women to compete in women’s sports — embraces the evolving science on this issue and is anchored in participation policies of both the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.”
“Inclusion and fairness can coexist for all student-athletes, including transgender athletes, at all levels of sport.”
“Our clear expectation as the Association’s top governing body is that all student-athletes will be treated with dignity and respect.”
“We are committed to ensuring that NCAA championships are open for all who earn the right to compete in them.”
“When determining where championships are held, NCAA policy directs that only locations where hosts can commit to providing an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination should be selected.”
“We will continue to closely monitor these situations to determine whether NCAA championships can be conducted in ways that are welcoming and respectful of all participants.”
“Unfortunately, as I have studied this legislation and conferred with legal experts over the past several days, I have become concerned that this bill’s vague and overly broad language could have significant unintended consequences,” Noem said in a letter to state lawmakers after vetoing the bill. “I am also concerned that the approach House Bill 1217 takes is unrealistic in the context of collegiate athletics.”
Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem recently refused to sign a piece of legislation that would protest women’s sports from transgender student-athletes.
Noem said stated in a letter written to South Dakota lawmakers, “Unfortunately, as I have studied this legislation and conferred with legal experts over the past several days, I have become concerned that this bill’s vague and overly broad language could have significant unintended consequences.”
“I am also concerned that the approach House Bill 1217 takes is unrealistic in the context of collegiate athletics.”
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The NCAA then touted the (highly questionable) concept of testosterone suppression as a valid equalizer for men competing in women’s sports.
According to a recent study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine, biological men underwent a year of hormone treatment and still enjoyed a solid advantage over their female peers. Though the researchers did say that two years of hormone treatment did show some positive signs for transgender athletes, they ultimately admitted that there is no possible way to completely eliminate biological advantage, given how the body develops during puberty.
Dating back to his 2020 campaign, President Biden has made it clear that transgender rights were one of his priorities.
In fact, he selected transgender Dr. Rachel Levine for his Assistant Health Secretary.
She’s the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate.
Then in the end of March Biden issued the first presidential proclamation recognizing Transgender Day of Visibility.