Former college swimmer: Biden admin's proposal on trans athletes 'demoralizing and insulting'

What we’re seeing is the Biden administration is clearly more concerned with pressing their political agenda than standing up and defending women,” 她说, calling the proposed rulesdemoralizing and insulting.


University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer 利亚托马斯 drew national attention for breaking records in NCAA swim competitions. This has prompted 状态 to enact legislation to protect girls sports.

结果是, 拜登 stated that he will protect transgender athletes to compete with the gender they identify as.

Such state laws aresimply wrong” 和 “逾越节和耶稣受难日,” 拜登说, adding that his administration isstanding up for transgender equality in the classroom, on the playing field, 工作中, in our military, in our housing and health care systems – everywhere.

Biden told the parents of transgender children thataffirming your child’s identity is one of the most powerful things you can do to keep them safe.


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Schwerha called for a national conversation on the issue in order to prevent thedeath of women’s sports.

It’s very insulting because I know the hard work and the sacrifice that these ladies have put in to hone their craft and make it to that level of competition. I myself remember diving into that freezing cold pool every single morning and wearing chlorine as perfume and missing hanging out with family and friends just to shave off a tenth of a second from a lap time. But honestly, if I had to do it all over again, I’m not sure it would be worth it because the sacrifices were worth it when the competition was fair,” she told hosts Todd Piro and Ashley Strohmier.

Schwerha called the recent move to allow male-born athletes to compete against women, “an attack on womenand pointed out the physiological differences between biological men and women when it comes to sports.

Facts have to come first. They cannot come secondary to some delusional reality. We know that men statistically are taller. They have a larger wingspan, a larger lung capacity, and this is very important when we’re talking about physical activities such as sports.

福克斯新闻’ Timothy H.J. Nerozzi contributed to this report