U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona backs biological men who say they are “transgender women” to compete against biological women in sports despite evidence that men have a physiological advantage.
Cardona spoke with ESPN about the issue, which has caused 33 states as of April 2021 to craft legislation to protect women from unfair competition based on the federal statute Title IX, which prohibits discrimination against women based on their biological sex.
ESPN reported on the development, using the terminology promoted by LGBT activists, including “cisgender” to describe normal men and women who accept their biological sex:
In 2020, four cisgender female high school athletes filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut claiming it was unfair and discriminatory that cisgender athletes had to compete against transgender athletes. The lawsuit sought to reverse the state’s interscholastic athletic conference’s policy that allowed transgender athletes to compete based on their gender identity