The U.S. President Biden’s proposal for transgender athletes intends to prohibit schools and colleges from outright banning them in sports competitions. If finalized, the proposal will be a provision of Title IX which receives federal funding.The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has reportedly introduced a proposal that intends to prohibit schools and colleges across the country from outright banning transgender athletes in sports competitions. Nonetheless, teams are still allowed to create restrictions in some cases like ensuring fairness.
An article on The Guardian states that if the proposal will be finalized, it will become a provision of Title IX and will receive funding from the federal government. The Title IX is reportedly a nondiscrimination requirement in education at academic institutions. Nonetheless, the proposal will definitely undergo a tedious approval process and face challenges from opposition.
Proposal for Transgender Athletes Faced Opposition
According to an article on the AP News, Biden’s proposal for the transgender athletes is made to oppose the measures endorsed by Republicans that target LGBTQ+ rights. However, some supporters of the transgender athletes are also concerned that the proposal will not go far enough.
Reports say Biden’s proposal was introduced on the same day the U.S. Supreme Court prohibited West Virginia to impose a state law that banned transgender athletes from the sports teams in public schools. The justices in the Supreme Court reportedly denied West Virginia’s request to lift the decree that a lower court has enforced. The decree was allegedly enforced while the litigation brought by a transgender girl, Becky Pepper-Jackson, 12, is still ongoing.