You would think, out of all possible people, that prominent female athletes would be on the frontlines of the battle to keep women’s sports free of men. Even though tennis legend Billie Jean King made headlines when she squared off against Bobby Riggs in the so-called “Battle of the Sexes,” one would expect her to have a basic understanding of biological reality: When the best women go up against the best men, it’s really no contest. Men, by virtue of their additional strength and size, are superior on the field of play.
This was something society used to understand.
Unfortunately, in today’s woke-infected culture, logic and science must take a backseat to politics. And thus we have a federal lawsuit aimed at Idaho, demanding that they repeal a law that bars transgender girls (aka boys) from competing in female sports. Unfortunately, LGBT athletes like King and Megan Rapinoe are lending their support to the suit. Apparently, they want to be part of the last generation of women who were able to compete on a fair playing field.
“Lesbian athletes, including tennis legend Billie Jean King and World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe, were among the 176 women who signed a legal brief submitted to a federal appeals court Monday calling on judges to overturn an Idaho law barring transgender girls from participating in school sports,” reported the Washington Blade.
The brief has been put together by the LGBT group Lambda Legal. In it, they are asking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn Idaho’s HB 500, which mandates that boys and girls compete in sports leagues that correspond to their biological sex and not their invented gender.
“The benefits of sports extend to all aspects of school and throughout life. But these benefits are diminished when some athletes are excluded because of who they are,” the brief says. “Amici’s experiences in sports and in life are a testament to the value of inclusion in building powerful teams and social, societal, and business institutions.”
Billie Jean King released a statement in support of the lawsuit.
“There is no place in any sport for discrimination of any kind,” she said. “I’m proud to support all transgender athletes who simply want the access and opportunity to compete in the sport they love. The global athletic community grows stronger when we welcome and champion all athletes – including LGBTQI+ athletes.”
The thing is…transgender athletes already enjoy perfect access and opportunity to compete in the sports they love. In fact, they have the exact same rights and access as any other student. What they want – what they are fighting for – are special rights and special access that will allow them to cross gender lines and compete in sports leagues that will “accept” their imaginary aspirations to be the opposite sex.
Eventually, this can only mean the end of female sports. You have to wonder if King and Rapinoe have thought that far ahead.