Nine GOP governors sent a letter to the NCAA, asking the governing college sports organization to change its current policy so that gender-confused males cannot compete in female-only sports.
Submitted on Oct. 30, the letter specifically asks the NCAA’s Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports to formally recommend a change to NCAA policy by the NCAA Board of Directors.
“The NCAA has the chance to guarantee an environment where female college athletes can thrive without concern of inequities,” the letter states.
The governors’ letter includes research that supports the fact that biological males have considerable physical advantages over females.
At one point, it highlights the case of former NCAA swim star Riley Gaines, who will be in Alaska later this week for two speaking engagements.
During a 2022 NCAA race Gaines tied gender-confused biological male “Lia” Thomas in a race, but was forced to accept a lower place on the podium after officials decided Thomas should be honored above her.
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The governors’ letter also notes that teenage boys are faster than some Olympic god medal winners.
“If you continue the NCAA’s misguided policies, stories like Riley Gaines’ will only become more common,” the governors’ state. “Policies that allow men and women to compete against one another validate an average male athlete stealing the recognition from a truly remarkable female athlete.”
The letter emphasizes that the duty of ensuring fairness in female-only sports falls onto state governors “due to the lack of action at the federal level.”
Governors who signed the letter include Kristi Noem (South Dakota), Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Arkansas), Tate Reeves (Mississippi), Mike Parson (Missouri), Greg Gianforte (Montana), Joe Lombardo (Nevada), Kevin Stitt (Oklahoma), Greg Abbott (Texas) and Mark Gordon (Wyoming).