“The Ivy League reaffirms its unwavering commitment to providing an inclusive environment for all student-athletes while condemning transphobia and discrimination in any form.”
Lia Thomas, the record-smashing transgender swimmer at UPenn, has received backing from the Ivy League and individual schools. No one at these schools seems to care about the biologically female swimmers who are losing out as a result.
The progressive agenda takes precedence over everything.
Ryan Gados reports at FOX News:
Lia Thomas finds support from Penn, Ivy League ahead of weekend meet
Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer who has been dominating the pool for the University of Pennsylvania this season, found support from the Ivy League and the school ahead of the Quakers’ meet against Yale and Dartmouth this weekend.
Thomas has been wrapped in controversy for her prowess in swimming competitions this season. She previously competed as a man for two years on the school’s men’s team, and her success this year renewed criticism over allowing transgender women to compete against biological females.
But regardless of the parental outrage and some annoyance from her teammates, Thomas received support from the conference and the Quakers ahead of the important tri-meet on Saturday.
“Over the past several years, Lia and the University of Pennsylvania worked with the NCAA to follow all of the appropriate protocols in order to comply with the NCAA policy on transgender athlete participation and compete on the Penn women’s swimming and diving team. The Ivy League has adopted and applies the same NCAA policy,” the conference said in a statement Thursday.
See the tweet below:
The Ivy League releases the following statement of support regarding Penn's Lia Thomas' participation on the women's swimming and diving team. 🌿 pic.twitter.com/wdEDW4ud5O
— The Ivy League (@IvyLeague) January 6, 2022
— Penn Quakers (@pennathletics) January 6, 2022
Harvard Athletics stands with Penn Athletics, and the Ivy League, in the support of all student-athletes and in rejecting hate and transphobia in our community. https://t.co/6Gw0PSHuTu
— Harvard Athletics (@harvardcrimson) January 6, 2022
Joe Kinsey of Outkick got some comments on Lia Thomas from Olympic swimmer Erika Brown back in December:
In late December, Erika Brown, who won two Olympic swimming medals at the Tokyo Games, and is an active member of the U.S. National Team, spoke out against Thomas and transgender swimmers racing against biological females.
“I want to share something that’s been on my heart regarding what is going on in USA Swimming at the moment. I believe that we are all God’s children and we are called to love one another. I don’t want to create any hate, only speak up for what is right,” Brown wrote.
“We cannot allow transgender females to compete against biological women. A biological male goes through male puberty. Even when she has transitioned, she still has the physiology of a male. A few years of testosterone blockers and estrogen doesn’t change the fact that she will have more powerful muscles, a larger heart and greater lung capacity than a biological woman.
“It’s time to start standing up for women’s sports, before we lose what so many before us have fought for. I hope that this can help inspire others to speak up.”
Who will speak up for the women and girls whose sports careers are being harmed?
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