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College Sports ‘Unequivocally Supports’ Transgender Athletes Playing Against Biological Girls

The NCAA has come out with full-throated support of men claiming to be women competing against natural-born women in college sports.

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College sports governing authority the National Collegiate Athletic Association has come out with full-throated support of men claiming to be women competing against natural-born women in college sports.

The NCAA says “firmly and unequivocally supports” transgender athletes playing in whatever category they feel like choosing.

In its Monday statement, the NCAA said that they support “fair competition”… despite that whenever men claiming to be women compete against real women, the real women lose nearly every time.

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“The NCAA Board of Governors firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports. This commitment is grounded in our values of inclusion and fair competition,” the statement read.

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The group added that they follow medical requirements similar to those used by the Olympics.

“Inclusion and fairness can coexist for all student-athletes, including transgender athletes, at all levels of sport. Our clear expectation as the Association’s top governing body is that all student-athletes will be treated with dignity and respect,” the NCAA added.

The statement concluded:

When determining where championships are held, NCAA policy directs that only locations where hosts can commit to providing an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination should be selected. We will continue to closely monitor these situations to determine whether NCAA championships can be conducted in ways that are welcoming and respectful of all participants.

The NCAA’s statement comes on the tale of a growing number of states either considering or passing laws to limit transgender athletes to competing only in categories corresponding to their birth gender.

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LAPD Union Asks NBA to Investigate LeBron After Cop-Targeting Tweet

And they weren’t messing around!

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LeBron James has found no issue in melding the worlds of sports and politics in recent years, despite the obvious damage that this confluence has caused the NBA and other major sports leagues. The phenomena is not necessarily a new one, with superstar athletes having long used their platform to make political statements.  The difference these days is the amplification of the message during a time in which there is no escaping our political world. You see, sports are largely considered a place away from reality, where we can put aside the worries of the world in order to focus on grown men and women playing.  This is supposed to be a cathartic release from the real world, and not a sobering reminder of how some millionaire athlete is going to vote. King James isn’t concerned about this, however, and his tweet targeting a Columbus police officer last week now has factions within the LAPD steaming mad. James came under intense fire last Wednesday after he posted a pic of a police officer present at the Ma’Khia Bryant shooting with a caption that read, “YOU’RE NEXT.” During an interview on the Ingraham Angle, Detective James McBride, a member of the Los Angeles Police Protective League Board of Directors, says the NBA should get involved. “LeBron James sent that tweet out to over fifty million followers to incite violence is basically what that tweet did,” McBride told Ingraham. “…No officer wants to take a life, but I’ll tell you one thing, that officer saved a life and he’s a hero,” McBride said. Ratings for the NBA have been down drastically since protests began popping up in the league.

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Alabama Governor Signs Controversial Trans Sports Law

And there was a predictable backlash.

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As our nation continues to adjust to the latest shift in gender norms, there are concerns among some that some dangerous situations are now percolating just below the surface of the movement. Specifically, there are concerns that trans athletes who participate in contact sports could be putting themselves or their teammates at a higher risk of injury due to physiological, literal differences in body mass and gravity that cannot be adjusted via hormones or surgery. In Alabama, officials have taken this risk to heart, and have signed a law that aims to prevent such situations from occurring. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill that bans transgender public school students from playing on sports teams that fit their gender identity. The governor’s office confirmed that she had signed HB 391 Friday but did not provide further comment, AL.com reported. The bill passed out of Alabama’s House of Representatives in mid-March. There was a predictable backlash. LGBTQ advocates have warned that the National Collegiate Athletic Association could pull out of hosting college basketball tournaments in Birmingham if the bill passed, and said the World Games, set for 2022 in Birmingham, could be in jeopardy as well. RELATED Corporate America seems to be drifting from the Republican Party Earlier this month the NCAA’s Board of Governors said it will only hold college championships in states where transgender student-athletes can participate without discrimination. While several dozen states have introduced similar legislation in the past, only Idaho has thus far enacted such a ban.

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