DeSantis Proclaims Female Swimmer Winner of Race Over Biological Male

Kudos to you, Governor DeSantis!

So many things disgust me in this world turned upside down, but men entering women’s sports makes me absolutely angry!

From theepochtimes.com

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on Aug. 18, 2021. (Marta Lavandier/AP Photo)

PUNTA GORDA, Florida–Governor Ron DeSantis on March 22, declared runner-up swimmer Sarasota native Emma Weyant the “rightful winner of the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Women’s 500-yard Freestyle” over biological male Lia Thomas.

Thomas, a University of Pennsylvania student, finished the event at 4:33:24, and the University of Virginia’s Weyant came in second with a time of 4:34:99 at the competition in Atlanta on March 17.

“We’re doing [this] proclamation, saying that Emma is the best female swimmer in the 500 freestyle because she earned that, and we need to stop allowing organizations like the NCAA to perpetuate frauds on the public–And that’s exactly what they’re doing,” DeSantis said in a press release. “And so in Florida, we’re gonna be very clear when they try to do things like that … when they try to counteract the ability of women to realize their dreams, we are gonna speak out about that.”

The NCAA had not responded to The Epoch Times’ requests for comment by press time.

DeSantis went on to say that women have “fought for decades” for “equal opportunities in athletics” and allowing a biological male to compete “erodes” those opportunities for women in sports.

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Silver medalist USA’s Emma Weyant celebrates on the podium after the final of the women’s 400m individual medley swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 25, 2021. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images)

“As a father of two daughters, I want my girls, and every girl in Florida, to compete on an even playing field for the opportunities available to young women in sports,” he said in January 2021.

In Florida’s full legislative session last year, the governor signed the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” a bill he said will “preserve fair opportunities for female athletes and may not be open to students of the male sex,” based on the student’s biological sex listed on an official birth record.

At the time, the NCAA said it would consider pulling championships from states that ban transgender athletes from participating in women’s and girls’ sports.

“This did not deter the governor from signing the bill,” Christina Pushaw, the governor’s press secretary said in a written statement. “On the contrary, it only strengthened his resolve to protect athletic opportunities for women and girls in Florida.”

According to the NCAA, Thomas, 22, began transitioning in 2019 with hormone therapy and followed NCAA and Ivy League rules. However, Thomas was scrutinized by those inside and outside the sport about whether transgender women and girls should be allowed to compete in female sports.

A letter written on behalf of 16 unnamed members of UPenn’s swim team was in response to the NCAA’s updated policy to allow each sport to determine the eligibility of transgender athletes. They asked that Thomas not be allowed to compete in the NCAA swim event on March 17.

The letter read in part, “We fully support Lia Thomas in her decision to affirm her gender identity and to transition from a man to a woman–Lia has every right to live her life authentically.”

“However,” the letter continued. “We also recognize that, when it comes to sports competition, the biology of sex is a separate issue from someone’s gender identity. Biologically, Lia holds an unfair advantage over the competition in the women’s category, as evidenced by her rankings that have bounced from #462 as a male to #1 as a female.”

So far, 10 states have passed laws banning transgenders from competing on sports teams that match their “gender identities.” They are Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Source

MARANATHA!

10 thoughts on “DeSantis Proclaims Female Swimmer Winner of Race Over Biological Male

  1. LV McGraw

    Lia Thomas still has his male parts. What an insult to the women. No woman should enter any contest where bio males are also entered. That would end the contest right away if there are no contestants to compete against.

  2. MANY YEARS AGO I WAS AGAINST THE FEMINIST DEMANDING
    “MEN ONLY JOBS” LIKE FIREFIGHTING, AND FRONT LINE
    POSITIONS IN THE MILITARY, etc… IT JUST SEEMED TO PUT A
    LOT OF PEOPLE IN UNSAFE SITUATIONS. FOR
    INSTANCE: WOMEN HAVING TO CARRY A 270 LB. MAN OUT OF
    A BURNING BUILDING. THEY JUST DONT POSSESS THE UPPER
    BODY STRENGTH. THE SAME GOES FOR THE MILITARY;
    HOWEVER, THEY CRIED AND PROTESTED FOR THEIR EQUAL
    RIGHTS UNTIL THEY GOT THEM! NOW THEY’RE CRYING AND
    PROTESTING ABOUT MEN HAVING EQUAL RIGHTS. YES, NOW
    MEN CAN NOW COMPEAT IN SPORTS… LOOKS LIKE IT TURNED
    AROUND AND BIT THEM IN THE ASS!
    D.B.B.

    1. Well, I see your point, but I do think that the “men competing in women’s sports” is a far cry from women wanting men’s jobs. I’ve ALWAYS said that a woman should not demand a job that would put others at risk because she is not strong enough………

  3. robinlinaz

    Never, in my wildest imagination, could I believe we’d actually have THIS battle. It is so obvious and satanic that it’s absurd, and would be laughable if it didn’t have so much power. Our DNA and gender is God-given and fundamental to God’s creation…yet everywhere, in everything, we can see the lost of this world calling good for evil and evil for good. This is clearly an agenda devised by the evil one, himself.

    Like Ruth Graham said to her husband Billy Graham in 1965, “If God doesn’t soon bring judgment upon America, He’ll have to go back and apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!” That was 56 long, and patient, years ago. God has been astoundingly patient with us, far more than we deserve!

    Massive judgement is soon to come…the Restrainer is holding it all back but it is building up and is going to burst forth in a torrent of destruction.

    We can see it and feel it. Even so, come Lord Jesus!

    Maranatha!

    1. Yes, and it started with the feminist demanding equal rights. They insisted that they were just as strong as men and that they could complete on every level!
      It was never about equal rights. It was about destroying the our American values and families!
      Ask Jane Fonda…
      This is what equal rights looks like now!
      The end is coming!

  4. Sharon Allaire

    Thank God we have a leader whose not afraid to speak out!! Wish Gov Scott
    would stop sliding with the Democrats. He must be for the New World order!

  5. Brian Lazewski

    This perversion is nothing new under the sun. It’s one of the final delusional spirits given over before a national judgement. Unfortunately it is global this time. Time is getting short and the fields are ready for harvest and the workers are few.

    Get sharing the Gospel… it is more urgent now than at any time of human history!!!

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