White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dismissed growing concerns over President Joe Biden’s executive order calling on American schools to allow transgender students to compete in the sport of their chosen gender identity or risk losing federal funding.
“The president’s belief is that trans rights are human rights,” Psaki said. “And that’s why he signed that executive order.”
When asked by a reporter Tuesday, what Biden’s message was to school officials tackling the disputes regarding transgender and cisgender girls competing together, particularly for college scholarships, Psaki said, “the president’s belief is that trans rights are human rights.
A reporter asked if the White House had a message for “trans girls and cis girls” who may be competing against each other,” pointing out that it’s “sparking some lawsuits and some concern among parents.”
Initially, Psaki tried to play dumb, saying, “I’m not sure what your question is.”
When the reporter pointed to Biden’s executive order, his spokesperson snapped, “I’m familiar with the order but what was your question about it?”
“My question is does the president have a message for local school officials in dealing with these kind of disputes that are already starting to arise between trans girls who are competing and cis girls in a level playing field, particularly in high school sports where it leads to college scholarship,” the reporter clarified. “Is there any kind of messaging or clarification the White House wants to give on the executive order?”
It was at this point that Psaki said Biden believes that “trans rights are human rights.”
“And in terms of the determinations by universities and colleges, I would certainly defer to them,” she added.
Biden’s executive order stated, “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.”
This being the language of the progressive left, not Joe Biden.
It also means the Democratic administration has few sympathies for female student athletes being forced to compete against biological males who “identify” as females.
Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley voiced her frustrations over the issue in a piece published Monday by the National Review.
“Across the sporting world, the game is being rigged against women and in favor of biological men,” the Republican politician wrote. “President Biden is the latest man to do the rigging, which is strange coming from someone billed as a defender of women.”
Haley called the order “an attack on women’s rights.”
“Generations of women fought hard to ensure that their daughters and granddaughters had a level playing field, because girls deserve the same chance as boys to play sports,” she noted.
“Transgender kids deserve support and respect,” Haley would add. “The fact remains, however, that biological boys and girls are built differently. The best male athletes have a natural advantage over the best female athletes. You have to ignore science not to see it.”
She concluded by saying justice and equality are on the line, and that “common sense is just as important as compassion. Women haven’t run this race only to find we never had a chance to win.”
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
I think it’s more about real girls being denied scholarship opportunities because they are no longer the fastest or the best.
— MonicaMcPherrin (@MonicaMcPherrin) February 9, 2021
So in other words, biological males should compete against biological females, as if biological, physical abilities are equal?
What happened to “trust the science”, or is biology no longer a trusted science?
— The_Question_Is? (@_TheQuestionIs) February 9, 2021
Plato was absolutely right about democracy always descending into mob rule and eventually dictatorships. Hyper individualism will lead to ruin.
— 🇻🇦Bug Hall 🌱 (@Bug_Hall) February 9, 2021
The president’s belief…..LOL
— Guugle Isaqunt (@GIsaqunt) February 10, 2021
He doesn’t even know what he signed or understand it’s ramifications.
— Big Al loves the Browns (@AlCzervick) February 9, 2021
We all believe in Human Rights but we also believe in science ! With that being said Science says that if you were born with the genetic makeup of a man you have a competitive edge over woman!
— YTube_BougieAF (@IM_Bougie_AF) February 9, 2021
Once a genotypic (biological) male reaches adulthood (or closer to puberty), no amount of female hormone manipulation is going to change the fact that “he” is more powerful in musculoskeletal structure over most any genotypic female competitor.
— John Shannon (@jshannon01) February 9, 2021
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