What President Joe Biden calls the civil rights issue of our time is perhaps the greatest barrier for women in their quest to excel in athletics. So-called transgender equality means the end of modesty and privacy for women in restrooms and locker rooms, and the end of fair athletic competition. Competing against men in physical sports, women will lose not only races and games but opportunities for scholarships and sponsorships.
After male track runners in Connecticut began winning races against the girls, Governor Brad Little of Idaho signed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act to protect women’s equal opportunities in athletics and fair competition in high school and college sports in his state. The ACLU sued, and a court blocked the law.
One of Biden’s many executive orders calls on government schools to allow boys to compete against girls in sports. Madison Kenyon, an Idaho State University student who runs track, lost to a man in cross-country and indoor track races. She recently appeared on Fox News to talk about Biden’s executive order and her firsthand experience.
Kenyon is involved with the lawsuit to uphold Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. “I felt like it was the best way for me to get my voice out and fight for these opportunities that should be preserved [for] women.”
Christiana Holcomb, Kenyon’s lawyer from Alliance Defending Freedom, said the executive order sends a loud and clear message to athletes like Kenyon that they don’t matter to the Biden administration. Federal law doesn’t matter, either. She said women’s sports are a separate category so that female athletes get to be champions and have a level playing field.
Kenyon said it’s unmotivating and frustrating to lose to biological males and to see them on the podiums. Watch the brief clip for more.