Finishing Line

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On his first day in office, Joe Biden (top) banned discrimination based on gender expression

This morning/afternoon.

Further to Joe Biden’s executive order that would enforce the US Supreme Court’s 2020 Bostock v Clayton decision declaring that :

“Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the rest room, the locker room, or school sports…..All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.”

Via The Guardian:

The order, mandates that every agency must act to ensure the enforcement of this new rule within 100 days of 20 January.

Crucially, it states the Bostock decision should also apply to Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination in federally funded schools, in keeping with Biden campaign promise that his Department of Education would investigate and address any violations of transgender students’ rights. States that fail to comply would risk legal action or the loss of federal education funding.

Last year, bills to restrict transgender athletes’ participation to their sex recorded at birth were introduced in 17 different US statehouses…

Joe Biden’s gender discrimination order offers hope for young trans athletes (The Guardian)

Alternatively…

In Bostock, the justices held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited an employer from firing an employee on the basis of homosexuality or “transgender status.” Justice Neil Gorsuch, writing for a 6-3 majority, took pains to clarify that the decision was limited to employment and had no bearing on “sex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, and dress codes”—all regulated under Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. “Under Title VII, too,” the majority added, “we do not purport to address bathrooms, locker rooms, or anything else of the kind.”

The Biden executive order is far more ambitious. Any school that receives federal funding—including nearly every public high school—must either allow biological boys who self-identify as girls onto girls’ sports teams or face administrative action from the Education Department.

If this policy were to be broadly adopted in anticipation of the regulations that are no doubt on the way, what would this mean for girls’ and women’s sports?

“Finished, done,” Olympic track and field coach Linda told me.

Joe Biden’s First Day Began the End of Girls’ Sports (Abigail Shrier, Wall Street Journal)

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25 thoughts on “Finishing Line

    1. Bitnboxy

      Clampers aka Itchy McScratchy. His obsession with a small and vulnerable minority with risible life expectancies and most likely to suffer violent abuse defies belief. But bathrooms, but aren’t they all sexual predators…Sweet Jesus.

      1. Andrew

        This is misogyny, just because you can’t understand or see this for what it is; doesn’t make it less so. Perhaps it won’t have any effect on you? I suspect not. Easy to dismiss when you’ve nothing to lose.

  1. Nigel

    Y’know there must be other ways to drive engagement besides Charger”s Papers and Gender Critical trolling.

    1. millie bobby brownie

      We can always circle back to that conversational staple, which is the superior tea:

      Lyons

      OR

      Barry’s

      FIGHT!

          1. Nigel

            Of the two, Barrys by a mile, but I can’t remember whether either of them have done anyting about plastic in their bags yet, I prefer loose leaf anyway.

          2. Charger Salmons

            Tragically I agree with every part of Nigel’s post.
            With the proviso that Lady Charger is mad keen on the McGraths Fairtrade Reserve from Aldi.

          3. millie bobby brownie

            Agree with you both there. Loose leaf tea is the best tea. But in a pinch, has to be the Barry’s tea.

            And as far as I know, Nigel, Lyons teabags are biodegradable but Barry’s sadly are not. They’ve said they’ll change it but apparently haven’t actually followed through. And that’s the tea.

    1. ian-oh

      Exactly.

      Some people will always need a vulnerable group to punch down on.

      I find it hilarious so many are now taking an interest in women’s sports now it has given them an opening to launch an attack on such a group. They can even pretend to be feminists about it and use words like misogyny.

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