In a divergence from the Biden administration, presidential contender Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has spoken out against transgender athletes competing in women’s sports.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who will run against Biden in the 2024 presidential primary, warned CNN on Saturday that “biological males” endanger women’s sports.
“I am against individuals participating in women’s sports who have a gender that is biologically male,” Kennedy remarked. “I think women who have been striving tirelessly on developing women’s sports throughout the last thirty years have witnessed it happen, and I don’t think that’s fair.”
Kennedy stated that being opposed to transgender athletes in female sports is an additional area in which he and Biden “differ very dramatically.” The lawmaker has also lately spoken out against cancel culture, claiming that his wife, actress Cheryl Hines, was fired for supporting his candidacy.
President Biden has been a vocal advocate for transgender athletes in women’s sports. According to Breitbart News, the Biden government’s department of education is attempting to prevent schools that receive government funding from “categorically” prohibiting biological males from participating in girls’ sports.
The Department of Education stated in its proposed rule that it would “establish that policies violate Title IX whenever they categorically prohibit transgender students from taking part on sports teams that conform to their gender identity simply because of the person they are.” The proposed regulation does, however, acknowledge that “in certain cases, especially in competitive college and high school athletic surroundings, certain institutions may adopt regulations that limit transgender students’ involvement.”
The standards will also give a framework for schools to create criteria to safeguard transgender kids from “being refused equal athletic opportunities while providing schools the freedom to establish their own involvement policies.”
According to USA Today, the rule’s application to K-12 schools may vary, with schools still entitled to “decide what is appropriate for them under the newly proposed regulation, including concerns of grade and level of education, a high-ranking department official noted on a conference call with reporters Thursday.”