Approximately 60% of American voters believe that allowing biological men to compete in women’s sports has had a harmful impact, according to a poll by Summit.org and McLaughlin and Associates.
Nearly one-fifth of Americans say the Biden administration’s changes to Title IX, permitting biological males to compete on women’s sports teams has been “helpful” to college athletics, according to a poll by Summit.org and McLaughlin and Associates. In June, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) proposed changes to Title IX, a landmark civil rights law meant to eliminate sex-based discrimination in federally-funded establishments, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity rather than biological sex.
“Corporate and government elites are trying to have it both ways,” Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summit.org, said in a press release. “They say they support women, yet they refuse to say what a woman actually is and are pursuing policies that cause harm to women. In a very short period of time a coordinated effort between the transgender industry, which profits from exploiting children and teens, and its allies in government have created a catastrophe for America’s girls and women, and it is only going to get worse.”
Approximately 78% of Republican voters and 42% of Democratic voters found biological men competing in women’s sports to be “harmful,” according to the poll. A majority of men, 68%, and 53% of women believe the Biden administration’s changes to Title IX are hurting athletics.
Since unveiling the proposed changes to Title IX, the Biden administration accepted public comments on the rule change until September. The proposed changes would require that every sex-separated space including locker rooms and bathrooms be open to those who identify with a gender different from their biological sex.
Several red states such as Kansas, Texas, Ohio and Nebraska are making the push for legislation that would require athletes to compete on the basis of biological sex rather than gender identity.
From Feb. 17 to Feb. 22, Summit.org and McLaughlin and Associates polled 1,000 general election voters with a 3.1% margin of error and 95% confidence interval.
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