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originally posted by: Snarl
originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: carewemust
It’s sad that somehow we needed this ruling in the first place.
Women faught hard, and for good biological and psychological reasons, for separate but equal access to sports.
And they should continue to fight for these rights.
originally posted by: HarryJoy
Okay.... I agree that even in the best of circumstances nothing is fair....and yes some people have inherent advantages over others irrespective of their gender or size or any other external indicators.
And yes sometimes the underdog wins and that is what makes things interesting. but in all of these instances there are still rules and regulations that have to be adhered to and the DOJ is stepping in because they see a need for such rules and regulations to be modified to restore a spirit of competitiveness in these areas. a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: carewemust
March 26, 2020
Why would the DOJ (Department of Justice) have to tell a school that girls can refuse to compete against other girls who are really boys? That's just common sense isn't it?
The U.S. Department of Justice has sided with three female high school athletes who do not believe they should be forced to compete against biological boys who identify as girls.
Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday signed a statement of interest that said the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference's policy allowing biological males who identify as females to compete in sports against biological females prevents females from being able to participate in single-sex athletics.
I don't recall the Department of Justice issuing rulings like this. Usually its from a Federal Judge, isn't it?
At any rate, as you can see in "Source-1", there are a lot of emotions being expressed.
More at: www.forbes.com...
The U.S. Department of Justice is taking sides in a landmark federal lawsuit, and the man with his thumb on the scale in favor of the lawyers for a Christian rights organization is none other than Attorney General William Barr.
The DOJ filed a legal document Tuesday in Hartford, Conn., where the anti-LGBTQ Alliance Defending Freedom is representing three high school girls in their suit to stop transgender girls from competing in school sports. The Trump Administration has now joined the ADF in resorting to transphobic terms to misidentify trans girls in court documents as “biological males” and “boys.”
The Dept. of Justice’s statement of interest argues the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference is violating Title IX, the federal law that provides equal educational opportunities for girls, including in athletics.
The CIAC says its seven-year-old policy for trans student athletes abides by state law that requires schools to respect the gender identity of students and treat them according to how they identify. And the conference points to guidance by federal court rulings and the prior federal administration, including the Justice Department, in drafting the inclusive policy.
Barr and his DOJ cohorts argue the CIAC is mistaken.
“Under CIAC’s interpretation of Title IX, however, schools may not account for the real physiological differences between men and women.
Instead, schools must have certain biological males — namely, those who publicly identify as female — compete against biological females,” wrote Barr and his team.
“In so doing, CIAC deprives those women of the single-sex athletic competitions that are one of the marquee accomplishments of Title IX."