Leave it up to Minnesota to be a national embarrassment once again. Last week, Judge Patrick Diamond ruled that USA Powerlifting and Powerlifting Minnesota must allow transgender individuals to compete as the gender they identify as.
JayCee Cooper identifies as a female, but was born a male. He has sought to compete as a female powerlifter. In 2021, he filed a discrimination case against USA Powerlifting, citing violations of the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA).
Leftists across the state and across the nation applaud this ruling, even as females in the sport are now disenfranchised. Why should a biological male with naturally higher levels of testosterone be allowed to compete with biological females?
This refusal to acknowledge biological realities is sweeping the nation, particularly within competitive sports. Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas is a popular example of this phenomenon.
In a letter to the President of USA Powerlifting, Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar wrote:
“I urge you to reconsider this discriminatory, unscientific policy and follow the example of the International Olympic Committee. The myth that trans women have a ‘direct competitive advantage’ is not supported by medical science, and it continues to stoke fear and violence against one of the most at-risk communities in the world.”
What is most notable here is that Omar truly believes that it is “unscientific” to acknowledge the competitive advantage that males bring to the table. Why does she think performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) are prohibited in the vast majority of professional sports?
Anabolic-androgenic steroids, for example, are banned in most professional sports. This drug is a synthetic form of testosterone and helps build muscle strength and power.
It is well known that testosterone is a natural performance enhancer, which is why it is unfair to put testosterone-filled males up against biological females.
Congresswoman Omar is far from the only leftist to hold this unfortunate view on transgender athletes. The left will champion this victory today but are already working on their next victory. They will not stop until they have totally implemented their intersectional agenda.