CNN: ‘There is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth’
Though the two executive orders signed by Noem 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. The orders also reference “biological sex,” a disputed term that refers to the sex as listed on students’ original birth certificates.
It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth, and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.
By the left’s own definition, a “transgender woman” is a woman, but that “woman” is a human being born with a penis, with male chromosomes. How is it “transphobic” to say that males, born with penises, are not women? It’s just a fact. A man can wear dresses, take female hormones, and undergo surgery to attempt to make his body more feminine-appearing. But he will never have two X chromosomes, he will never menstruate, he will never be able to be pregnant or give birth (because he doesn’t have a uterus).
Is “biological sex” really a disputed term?
And, CNN, there is actually a consensus on how sex is “assigned” at birth. It’s not actually “assigned,” though, it’s observed. The process is quite simple: If the baby has a vagina, the baby is a girl. If the baby has a penis, the baby is a boy. Except in very rare cases of something like hermaphroditism, it is abundantly clear if a newborn is male or female. “Gender identity” comes later, after indoctrination by left-wing media.
Furthermore, an unborn child’s sex is determined from the moment of conception. Many parents find out the child’s sex before birth (and thus before a sex can be listed on a birth certificate), via ultrasound or even blood tests that allow parents to learn if their child is a boy or a girl as early as eight weeks into pregnancy.
That these unscientific claims were all presented as fact by a major U.S. news network shows just how low the media have sunk in their quest to re-engineer society.