Biden’s Title IX Transgender Orders Being Challenged at the State Level

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Michael Cardinal, FISM News


Several states have introduced bills that would limit transgender students from participating in girls sports.

In Biden’s first day in office, he signed an executive order that extended women’s rights under Title IX to biological males who identify as female. This was one of Biden’s first moves aimed at rolling back Trump’s policies on transgender issues.

In response to Biden’s orders, lawmakers in several states including Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee have introduced legislation to try to protect the original intent of Title IX. Title IX is a section in the Education Amendment of 1972 with the goal of giving woman equal opportunities in school sports as males.

Biden had declared this executive order as a championing of “civil rights.”

However, in an attempt to champion transgender interests in the name of “human rights”, he has single-handedly reversed decades of progress in women’s equality. Under this legislation women will be forced to compete against those born male whose biological make-up has scientifically been proven to give them an advantage. This advantage may also extrapolate to females missing out on college scholarships to those who are transgender.

This performance gap was evidenced in the Connecticut track and field state championships where a biological male who identified as transgender won the female state championship in three categories. However, the runner would have not qualified for the state championships as a male runner.

Former Attorney General William Barr said in a statement, “Allowing biological males to compete in all-female sports is fundamentally unfair to female athletes.” This sentiment is shared by many.

Along with the challenges on the state level, Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) has also introduced the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2021 in the House of Representatives. This bill would prevent any schools from receiving federal funding that allow biological males to participate in female sports.