WASHINGTON, D.C. July 1, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Joe Biden has signaled his opposition to state laws protecting women and children from transgender ideology.
The president tweeted Friday, “So far this year, hundreds of anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in state legislatures – many of them target transgender children. Let's be clear: This is bullying against kids disguised as legislation – and it must stop. Enough is enough.”
So far this year, hundreds of anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in state legislatures – many of them target transgender children.
Let’s be clear: This is bullying against kids disguised as legislation – and it must stop. Enough is enough.
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 25, 2021
Biden could possibly be referring to “hundreds” of bills introduced in over 30 states protecting girls' sports from male intrusion. Many state legislators took swift action after Biden’s first action as president was to sign an executive order targeting Title IX, asserting that “[a]ll persons should receive equal treatment under the law without regard to their gender identity or sexual orientation.” It also stated that, “[c]hildren should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, locker room, or school sports.”
UPDATE (1/29/21) - On day one of the new administration, Biden signed an Executive Order dismantling girls sports, and allowing biological boys back into girls locker-rooms.
The order declares: "Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the rest room, the locker room, or school sports. . . . All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation."
This affront to reason effectively signals an end to girls' and women's sports, and diminishes their effort to compete on a level playing field.
Though this petition has already been delivered once, we will deliver new signatures to the US Dept of Education when restrictions permit, in honor of Selina Soule, who filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in 2019.
UPDATE (5/29/20) - US Dep’t of Education: Letting males compete in girls’ sports violates female athletes’ civil rights
UPDATE (2/13/20) - Selina Soule and two other Connecticut high school girl track athletes, Alanna Smith and Chelsea Mitchell, have sued the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) to stop boys who claim to be girls from competing in their sport.
Soule is the same high school girl who, last year, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). That complaint is still ongoing, as the OCR has not yet handed down its guidance ruling.
This also explains why this petition is still ongoing. Please SIGN and SHARE.
But, with another track season soon coming to an end, the girls' attorneys have asked the Court for an injunction that would stop the CIAC from implementing its current policy while the lawsuit proceeds.
Soule, Smith, and Mitchell will soon run in regional and state meets, competing for state championships. This year, they would like to have the opportunity to win, fair and square.
Please learn more about the latest news concerning this case, here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/three-girls-sue-state-to-stop-boys-who-say-theyre-girls-from-competing-in-their-sport
Then, please SIGN this petition. Thank you!
Selina Soule is a female athlete who now must compete against biological males because of Connecticut's policy requiring that boys who identify as girls be admitted into girls' sports competitions.
But, when boys compete in girls' sports, they win because they have a natural advantage. It's scientifically proven, and it's also common sense.
This crushes the motivation of the biological girls who have worked hard to compete on a level playing field, only to enter into competitions which they can never win, despite all of their efforts.
It also puts girls into harm's way in contact sports, AND it deprives female athletes of their right to fairly compete for college scholarships and other accolades.
This is wrong! And, that's why this URGENT petition supports Selina and all the other female athletes out there, who have put in the hours on the track or on the court.
Please SIGN this common sense petition supporting Selina Soule's complaint to the Dept of Education's Office for Civil Rights, against Connecticut's discriminatory policy.
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State legislators drafting and passing bills are responding to widespread concern that allowing transgender athletes to compete against girls would increase risk of injury to girls and strip deserving females of opportunities for accolades and scholarships. In fact, the Mississippi bill, which was one of many bills passed across the nation, argued that, “The evidence is unequivocal that starting in puberty, in every sport except sailing, shooting, and riding, there will always be significant numbers of boys and men who would beat the best girls and women in head-to-head competition. Claims to the contrary are simply a denial of science.”
In March, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves took a pro-active step to combat Biden’s executive order. He tweeted, “I never imagined dealing with this, but POTUS left us no choice. One of his first acts was to sign an EO encouraging transgenderism in children. So today, I proudly signed the Mississippi Fairness Act to ensure young girls are not forced to compete against biological males.”
I never imagined dealing with this, but POTUS left us no choice. One of his first acts was to sign an EO encouraging transgenderism in children. So today, I proudly signed the Mississippi Fairness Act to ensure young girls are not forced to compete against biological males. pic.twitter.com/INZgKQRMJr
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) March 11, 2021
“How is allowing men to compete against women not bullying women?” asked Father Stepehen Imbarrato, founder and director of LifeMinistriesUS.
He told LifeSiteNews, “As an apostate Catholic, Joe Biden has made a career of this kind of political hypocrisy. You can’t in one breath say you care about children being bullied and in the next breath say it’s okay to murder the weakest of children through abortion.”
However, it is not only girls in sports who are adversely affected by Biden’s transgender ideology.
When asked by a mother of an eight-year-old at a Philadelphia Town Hall last October in regards to Trump-era policies how he “as president” would “reverse…discriminatory agenda” to ensure the “rights of LGBTQ people are protected under U.S. law,” Biden answered he would “eliminate those executive orders.”
He went on to say, “The idea that an eight-year-old child or a 10-year-old child decides, ‘You know, I decided I want to be transgender. That's what I think I'd like to be. It would make my life a lot easier.’ There should be zero discrimination.”
Pro-life movie producer Jason Jones and host of The Jason Jones Show told LifeSiteNews, “Biden doesn’t care about children being brutalized by dangerous hormone blockers. He could not care less about young girls' dreams being dashed, or their scholarships robbed after years of discipline. He would trample our children all for the sake of political ambition.”
Many states responded by banning the gender “transitioning” of minors due to dangerous and harmful effects on children. In Georgia, for example, State Rep. Ginny Ehrhart (R-36) is drafting a bill that would make it a felony for medical providers to interfere in the development of a child by prescribing cross-sex hormones or puberty blockers, for example.
According to GenderHQ.org, “10-year-old children are now making decisions about procedures that can negatively impact sexual function, cause life-long dependence on hormone prescriptions and monitoring, irrevocably alter their bodies, and sterilize them. Surgeries are performed on minors now in Western countries…such as the United States, with the goal being to make this the norm in all countries.”
Dr Michelle Cretella, Executive Director of American College of Pediatricians, believes that the best thing one can do for gender confused children is to give them time. In a commentary for the Daily Signal in 2017, “Even the American Psychological Association’s Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology admits that prior to the widespread promotion of transition affirmation, 75 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children who were distressed by their biological sex eventually outgrew that distress.”
“The vast majority came to accept their biological sex by late adolescence after passing naturally through puberty,” she continued.
Cretella listed some of the risks associated with gender affirmation in children who are treated with cross sex hormones. These include “cardiac disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, strokes, diabetes, and cancers.”
“These harms constitute nothing less than institutionalized child abuse.”