US – A new national Rasmussen Report determined that most Americans oppose policies that enable male athletes who identify as women to play on women’s teams.

In a May 28-29 study with a ±3 percentage point margin of error and a 95% level of confidence, Rasmussen Reports asked Americans: “Do you favor or oppose allowing transgender students to participate on the sports teams of the gender they identify with, letting biological males, for example, play girls’ sports?”

Terry Miller leads in track meet
Transgender athlete Terry Miller, who is male and identifies as a girl, dominates the April 6 track and field meet. (Credit: Brett Scott)

Rasmussen Reports, a national polling company that specializes in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion data, found that 54% of Americans would oppose a policy that allows transgender athletes to compete against the other sex. 28% of Americans would favor participation based on gender identity in sports, and 18% are undecided.

As Democrats in the House of Representatives seek to pass a federal law mandating that transgender athletes be permitted to eschew biological sex classifications in sports to participate based on their declared gender identity, the country is seeing growing backlash against transgender policies in sports.

Connecticut student female athletes filed a federal discrimination lawsuit with the US Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights. The complaint asserts that a statewide transgender policy, enacted by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, violates federal protections for female athletes.

The three students say that the policy has cost them top finishes in races and possibly college scholarships, because boys who identify as transgender girls have been consistently winning track and field events in Connecticut. Male transgender student athletes Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood are among those named in the lawsuit.

“Girls deserve to compete on a level playing field,” said Christiana Holcomb, legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, who is representing the girls. “Women fought long and hard to earn the equal athletic opportunities that Title IX provides. Allowing boys to compete in girls’ sports reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women under this law. We shouldn’t force these young women to be spectators in their own sports.”

Fifteen organizations that purport to be dedicated to women’s rights and gender equality have expressed support for transgender athletes Mr Miller and Mr Yearwood. “We support laws and policies that protect transgender people from discrimination, including in participation in sports,” the ACLU of Connecticut, Connecticut TransAdvocacy, Coalition Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, GLSEN Connecticut, Hartford Psychological Services, Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut, Inc., LiveGirl, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, New Haven Pride Center, outCT, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, PRIDE New Haven, Q Plus, Triangle Community Center and True Colors said in a joint statement.

A spectator who was present at the April 6 track meet, which Mr Miller and Mr Yearwood won, told Women Are Human that he is “amazed that all the students, parents and coaches just watch” as the transgender athletes hopelessly dominate the competitions.

“They all pulled out their phones and watched, but no one said a word. No protest. It’s clear everyone is afraid to speak out. I heard one student from Amistad Academy say ‘here he comes. there he goes…and he wins again.'”

— UPDATED 8:33 PM Monday, June 24, 2019 UTC —

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  1. Why it should be less than 99 or 100 percent opposed tells me a lot of people, especially millennials, have been completely brainwashed by queer theory. A lot of people actually believe a person can change sex, which is the most impossible thing there is.

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