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Transgenders Gain Admission To Sports Teams

From the (gay) sex obsessed New York Times:

Changing Sex, and Changing Teams

By IAN LOVETT | May 6, 2013

LOS ANGELES — … Professional sports have grappled with this question for decades, since Renée Richards, who was born male, underwent sex-change surgery and sued the United States Tennis Association to be allowed to play in the women’s draw at the 1977 U.S. Open: How, if at all, should transgender athletes be allowed to compete?

Surely, it is one of the burning issues of the day.

And now, high schools are beginning to take on the issue as well, as a small but growing number students who identify themselves as transgender have begun demanding access to the same school activities, like interscholastic sports, that other students enjoy.

More than half a dozen states, from Washington to Massachusetts, have adopted rules to allow transgender students to compete on teams that correspond with their gender identities rather than the sex listed on their school records. Half a dozen more states are considering similar regulations. And a bill in the Legislature would make California the first to specifically guarantee by law that transgender students like Tony are allowed to play school sports.

California clearly have their priorities straight. (So to speak.)

“Transgender students deserve equal access to everything in public education, including sports,” said Tom Ammiano, the state assemblyman sponsoring the bill. “You can’t discriminate just because you’re uncomfortable with a young man transitioning to become a young woman.”

Remember when some of us were mocked for predicting these very things?

The push to include transgender students in school sports reflects the rapidly growing visibility of transgender people in all walks of society — like Fallon Fox, the mixed-martial artist who was born a man but fights women —

How wonderful!

[A]nd Chaz Bono, the child of Sonny Bono and Cher, who has transitioned from female to male — as well as shifting ideas about how to define gender.

But state regulators now face the difficult challenge maintaining competitive fairness: What if a 6-foot-6 student who is biologically male identified as female and wanted to play on the girls’ basketball team? … And then after the game, he can go to the girls’ locker room and shower alongside all the girls…

The International Olympic Committee initially required transgender athletes who want to compete in the Olympics to undergo a full sex-change operation and hormone therapy. The National Collegiate Athletic Association requires male-to-female transgender athletes to complete a year of hormone therapy before they may compete on a women’s team.

Regulations for transgender high schoolers are far less stringent. No state requires students to undergo surgery or hormone therapy before they are allowed to compete. In some states, including California, where the state interscholastic federation adopted a new policy about transgender students in February, students (or their parents) need only submit a letter to the school asserting their gender identity and the case will be reviewed.

Thus far, only a handful of transgender students have sought to play high school sports, according to officials from several states, all without major controversy, in part because most have been biological females who wanted to play on boys’ teams — often a less controversial transition that ignites fewer fears about a student’s gaining competitive advantages….

‘What a tangled web we weave, once we practice to… redefine the the language to advance our agendas.’

By the way, has anyone noticed that just a few years ago people would go to jail for promoting such things? And now, you can go to jail for not promoting the same things.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Transgenders Gain Admission To Sports Teams”

  1. bousquem25 says:

    Anyone else thinking about the “female” track and field athletes that came out of the East Germany?

    • GetBackJack says:

      First Place for me – I was thinking Mike Myers in the first Austin Powers grabbing a handful of the Queens coiffure, while exclaiming “… that’s a man, baby!”

      East German whatever-that-was singing Bass came in second.

      Third Place goes to Janet Reno, and coming in a not so distant fourth is Bella Abzug.

      ‘Hillary Clinton’ gets and honorable mention – ’cause she has somebody’s balls in her purse, not sure whose ….

  2. canary says:

    Might as well legalize sports enhancing drugs

    Look at that marshall art bomber that changed to a woman without full change surgery yet.

    Female opponent should keep aiming for his groin, there might be some feeling left.

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