NCAA May Not Hold Championship Games in States That Stand Up for Women’s Sports

NCAA May Not Hold Championship Games in States That Stand Up for Women’s Sports

The NCAA has indicated it may not hold championship games in states that protect women’s sports.

The organization released a statement yesterday in which it said its Board of Governors “unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports.”

“Inclusion and fairness can coexist for all student-athletes, including transgender athletes, at all levels of sport,” the NCAA stated. “Our clear expectation as the Association’s top governing body is that all student-athletes will be treated with dignity and respect.”

“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,” continues the statement.

The Daily Wire points out:

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.

In recent weeks, Tennessee’s Governor Bill Lee signed a law requiring student athletes to submit proof of their biological sex at birth which also requires them to compete according to that designation.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem issued two executive orders to protect women’s sports in her state after a battle with the legislature over a transgender sports bill which she did not sign and instead, sent back to lawmakers for “style and form” revisions.

CNN News Article Says “There Is No Consensus Criteria For Assigning Sex At Birth”

A news article—not opinion piece—from CNN recently stated that “there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”

The statement was made in an article by CNN reporter, Devan Cole, who was writing about South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s executive orders banning biological males from competing in women’s sports.

The Daily Caller reports:

The story further noted that “biological sex” is a “disputed term that refers to the sex as listed on students’ original birth certificates” as CNN reported Noem’s two executive orders, one to “protect fairness in K-12 athletics” and another to “do so in college athletics.”

Cole wrote that the executive orders “do not explicitly mention transgender athletes, they ​reference the supposed harms of the participation of ‘males’ in women’s athletics — an echo of the transphobic claim, cited in other similar legislative initiatives, that transgender women are not women.”

CNN has yet to respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller.

S.D. Gov. Noem Says She Will Sign Bill Protecting Women’s Sports

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced yesterday that she will sign a bill ensuring women’s sports teams and public schools be reserved for those who are biological females.

The Women’s Fairness in Sports bill passed the South Dakota House 50-17 last month, and was passed by the Senate yesterday in a 20-15 vote.

In response to the news of the bill passing in the South Dakota senate, Noem tweeted, “In South Dakota, we’re celebrating #InternationalWomensDay by defending women’s sports! I’m excited to sign this bill very soon.”

A spokesman for Noem told Fox News, “We anticipate that when Governor Noem signs the bill, South Dakota will be the first state this year to pass legislation of this sort.”

During his first day in office President Joe Biden signed an executive order which dictates that federally funded educational institutions must admit biological males to women’s sports teams and scholarships. 

Last month, when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the executive order, she said Biden’s belief is that “trans rights are human rights.” 

“And that’s why he signed that executive order,” she said. “And in terms of the determinations by universities and colleges, I would certainly defer to them.”

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