| Washington Examiner
The American Civil Liberties Union is continuing its new mission of destroying women’s sports, and this time the state of Idaho is in the crosshairs.
Earlier this year, Idaho passed the Fairness in Women's Sports Act, which would prohibit biological males from competing in women’s sports at the high school and college levels. The natural biological advantages men have over women has been on display in Connecticut, where two biological men competing in women’s track events have won 15 women’s state championships and broken 13 individual records since 2017. These advantages in speed, size, and strength denied over 50 female athletes in the state opportunities to advance to higher-level races.
Connecticut’s law allowing biological men to compete in women’s sports has been deemed to be a violation of Title IX protections by the Department of Education. Idaho took the steps necessary for any state looking to preserve the integrity and fairness of women’s athletics. And its reward for protecting women’s sports? Being targeted by the ACLU and prominent female athletes.
Not content with destroying due process rights on college campuses, the ACLU has turned its attention to punishing female athletes for being born women. The ACLU sued the state of Idaho and is now petitioning the NCAA to pull March Madness games in the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament from the state unless it gives up on the law. The ACLU is joined by, among others, women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe and tennis legend Billie Jean King.
To showcase the unfairness of transgender women competing in women's sports, consider the raft of women at the top of their game who have lost to substandard men. Rapinoe was part of the U.S. women’s national team when they lost to an under-15 boys squad 5-2 in 2017. Tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams notably lost back-to-back to the 203rd-ranked men’s player when they challenged him in 1998. And while King beat Bobby Riggs in the infamous “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match, Riggs was 55 years old, while King was in her prime, and it’s been alleged Riggs threw the match anyway.
The NCAA should stand firm on this and defend the right of women to compete in sports, free from the biological disadvantages of going up against men. Athletes such as Rapinoe should stop trying to ruin sports for other women knowing that she won’t be competing against men (for now). And every state should follow Idaho’s lead and put an end to the unscientific zealots trying to destroy women’s sports in the name of “inclusion.” READ MORE