Girls B-Ball Team Forfeits to Avoid Playing Trans Opponent
Recently a girls basketball team in Vermon made the decision to forfeit their playoff game against a team with a transgender opponent. The safety and fairness concerns raised by the school are valid and should not be dismissed.
Firstly, it is important to note that the decision was not made out of hate or discrimination towards the transgender community. Rather, it was made in order to ensure the safety of all players involved. As stated by the school’s athletic director, “We have girls who are 13 and 14 years old who are very uncomfortable.” It’s understandable that young girls may feel uncomfortable playing against someone who they perceive as having an unfair physical advantage…because it is unfair.
It’s no secret that biological males generally have physical advantages over biological females when it comes to sports. It’s a matter of biology. Allowing a transgender athlete who was born male to compete against females will give them an unfair advantage. This is not only unfair to the other players on the court but also goes against the principles of fair competition.
It is important to note that this decision was not taken lightly by the school. They consulted with legal counsel and even reached out to state officials for guidance before ultimately deciding to forfeit. This shows that they were taking this issue seriously and trying to find a solution that would work for everyone involved.
In conclusion, while some may criticize Mid Vermont Christian School for their decision to forfeit their playoff game, I believe that they made the right choice. The safety and fairness concerns raised by the school should not be ignored or dismissed as discriminatory. We’ve got to do better than this and find a way to ensure that all athletes can compete in a safe and fair environment. If we need to create a transgender league, then do it, but we can’t go on pretending that it is acceptable for biological males to play against biological females in this manner.