Tuesday’s proclamation comes against the backdrop of デサンティス’ showdown with Disney over the controversial Florida bill that would ban classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity before fourth grade
. A day after Disney CEO Bob Chapek publicly condemned the legislation
— which DeSantis has said he will sign into law
— the Florida governor ripped Disney as a
” to a room of supporters
Unlike past GOP leaders, DeSantis has been unmoved by corporate pressure or threats of economic boycott over divisive policies. それよりも, he has gained a national following by leaning into fights, no matter who is on the receiving end — a strategy that was on full display Tuesday as he entered the debate sparked by Thomas’ win in the women’s 500-yard freestyle event.
“フロリダにて, we reject these lies and recognize Sarasota’s Emma Weyant as the best women’s swimmer in the 500y freestyle,” 彼はツイートで言った.
セックスは生理学を広く指すカテゴリーですが、, 人の性別は生来のアイデンティティの感覚です. The factors that go into determining the sex listed on a birth certificate may include anatomy, 遺伝とホルモン, そして、これらのカテゴリーのそれぞれに幅広い自然変動があります. このために, critics have said the language of “生物学的セックス,” as used in DeSantis’ 宣言, is overly simplistic and misleading.
A 2017 報告する in the journal Sports Medicine that reviewed several related studies found
“no direct or consistent research
” on trans people having an athletic advantage over their cisgender peers
, at any state of their transition
, and critics say postures like DeSantis
’ will only add to the discrimination that trans people face
, particularly trans youth
それでも, the debate over the inclusion of transgender athletes, particularly women and girls, has become a political flashpoint in recent years, especially among conservatives.
そして サウス・ダコタ have approved legislation banning transgender women and girls from participating on sports teams consistent with their gender at accredited schools and colleges
. And last year
, アラバマ, アーカンソー, フロリダ, ミシシッピ, モンタナ, テネシー, Texas and West Virginia enacted similar sports bans
, infuriating LGBTQ advocates
, who argue conservatives are creating an issue where there isn’t one