Skip to comments.Poll: Majority Oppose Transgender Athletes on Opposite-Sex Teams
Posted on 06/05/2019 8:55:40 AM PDT by jazusamo
In his last year in office, Barack Obama unilaterally reinterpreted Title IX in order to bully public schools into letting biological males play on girls' sports teams and use their bathroom and changing facilities or risk losing federal funding. As a result, the issue of biological males who identify as female playing on girls sports teams has become an increasing problem, even though Trump officially reversed this guidance in October 2018 .
Weve reported on a number of stories here at PJ Media of biological males who are breaking records by playing on girls' or womens teams. In April, a transgender woman broke world records in women's squat, women's bench press, and women's deadlift. (Note: Those records were ultimately revoked on a technicality because the weightlifter had not transitioned yet). n February, two Connecticut boys playing on girls' track teams broke state records , while actual girls found themselves unable to qualify for regional competitions, limiting their opportunities to be scouted by college coaches.
Unfortunately, many victims of the politically correct transgender rights movement feel they cant speak out due to fear of being labeled a bigot. But, according to a new poll, they are part of a silent majority that opposes allowing transgender athletes to play on teams that dont correspond to their biological sex.
In a poll released Tuesday , Rasmussen reveals that just 28% of American Adults favor allowing transgender students to participate on the sports team of the gender they identify with, letting biological males, for example, play girls sports. Roughly the same number, 31 percent, favor allowing transgender students to use bathrooms of the opposite biological sex.
This is a policy that Republicans are in the mainstream, while Democrats are not. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans and 52% of those not affiliated with either major political party oppose allowing transgender students on the teams of the gender they identify with, according to Rasmussen. Democrats support such a policy by a 43% to 36% margin, with 21% undecided. Theres a similar partisan breakdown when it comes to bathroom policy.
What this poll tells us is how Republicans should frame the so-called Equality Act, which recently passed the House of Representatives , when it gets debated in the Senate. Every single Democrat supported the bill, and 2020 Democrats were falling all over each other to declare their support for it , including the centrist Joe Biden . The misnamed Equality Act would codify the rights of biological men to use bathrooms and changing rooms with girls, and play on their sports teams.
The American people are clearly not cool with having boys playing on girls' teams, or changing in front of little girls. Yet, Democrats endorse this madness wholeheartedly. We are always one election away from this insanity becoming the law of the land. The so-called Equality Act may not pass the Senate in 2019, but if Trump doesnt win reelection in 2020, and Democrats gain control of the Senate, our wives, sisters, and daughters, will all be potential victims of radical policies like the Equality Act be it by the invasion of privacy and safety in bathrooms, or in the realm of competitive sports, where biological males can easily power over their female counterparts.
Transgender Athletes = Cheaters
Males spend their lives with their bodies awash in testosterone and one cannot just go on testosterone inhibition ,or estrofgen boosters, and make up for that.
Secondly, males have increased capacity to transport oxygen to their muscles, their hip placement is more conducive to athletics, their blood vessels are better at transporting blood and so on.
Males have automatic advantages physically over women, and stopping testerosrone for a year before competing will not undo these things so they will still have a tremendous advantage over women.
Exactly! Blatant cheaters.
The majority doesn’t count. Representative democracy has been eliminated, and the meme for today is that minorities determine what the rest of people will say, think and do.
Transgender = nonexistent
“Poll: Majority Oppose Transgender Athletes on Opposite-Sex Teams”
Uh, according to the Left, transgenders are on same-sex teams.
“This is a policy that Republicans are in the mainstream, while Democrats are not.”
Democrats don’t care! They’ll never stop mainstreaming the mentally ill as long as they’re still allowed to VOTE!
28% favor 18% undecided (not saying) = 46% don’t care one way or another.
Well said and true.
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REAL female athletes and their families are livid over this absurdity. This practice will not stand in its current state for long.
This is the Post Obama era. Get with the plan. The country has undergone “fundamental transformation”.
Parts is parts. Left is right. Right is wrong. Bathrooms are all the same. Everyone wins.
Stop discrimination, based on everything.
Now, that is much better, Comrade.
Thanks for the welcome!
And I still cannot fathom why libtards fail to see that males have numerous advantages physically (over and beyond even those I listed) and thus males have no business competing alongside women, which is why society intentionally split sports into men and women’s sports.
A Pox on those who encourage this madness. Men and women are different. “Viva la difference!” Separate the men from the sports that women play and get the women out of men sports.
A girl has no business trying to kick s football attempting a field goal with the potential of being seriously injured if tackled, blocked or run into by a boy weighing over 200 pounds and packing muscle and speed. It is CRAZY. Stop the crazy behavior. What the hell are we doing to kids by encouraging this craziness?
How do they feel about transgenders in womens restrooms, changing rooms, and locker rooms though?
You cant have it both ways, either transgenderism is right or its wrong. Suggesting transgenders in womens sports is wrong then the whole thing is wrong. Why deny a bio man who believes hes a woman the right to compete as a woman in sports yet allow that same man to conduct himself as a woman in all other facets of life, including access to the locker room?
Women overwhelmingly support and vote for the radical Democrat agenda.
Is there even one case of a girl trying to compete and boys sports ?
I dont think so
Same thing with bathrooms
How many girls are clamoring to get in the boys room?
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Tho only good ones are Dead.
Every time one of those big-mouthed female athletes like Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, or the entire U.S. national women's soccer team complains about "gender equality" in pay, they open a huge Pandora's box that isn't going to be closed anytime soon. The natural reaction any rational, thinking person would have is:
If you think you're equal to men and should be paid the same as men, then you should be forced to compete against them.
"Gender equality" in sports has no meaning when you have men and women competing in separate leagues.
You made your bed, ladies ... now go sleep in it.
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