Last week, in a town hall discussion, the current frontrunner in the election for the presidency of the United States said, in absolute terms, that an eight-year-old boy should be allowed to identify as a girl, and the law and society should treat him as such. No one is laughing anymore.
World Rugby was evaluating the idea of letting trangender girls and women compete against biological girls and women in sports. In considering the idea, it appears that World Rugby has decided that trans athletes are at an advantage because of their biological build and will therefore not be permitted to participate in athletic compeitions for genders opposite of thier bological gender.
California Governor Gavin Newsome recently approved two laws benefiting the transgender community. The first law, allows transgender criminals to choose their gender identity when the are put in the prison system. The second law, earmarks taxpayer funded grants for hospitals to perform hormone treatments and transgender surgeries of patients.
On Monday, the Department of Education issued a letter to the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference insisting that an LGBT rights case from June does not change the department’s position that schools are violating Title IX by allowing transgender girls to compete on girls’ teams.