Marcellus Wiley Calls For Separate Transgender Category In Competition After Biden EO On Girls Sports

Andrew MarkMillerJanuary 31, 20215min

Former NFL player and sports television commentator Marcellus Wiley responded to a recent executive order from President Biden regarding women’s sports by calling for a separate competition category for transgender people.

“As a father of 3 daughters & the husband to a former collegiate athlete, this hits home in a special way,” the former Pro-Bowl defensive end tweeted Friday. “It’s time to create a separate transgender category in competition! Also think it’s time for me to start a podcast bcuz some things need to be discussed in detail! #respect.”

Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office requiring biological males who identify as female to be allowed to participate in girls’ sporting events, which some have referred to as the “end of girls sports.”
“Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the rest room, the locker room, or school sports,” the executive order reads. “All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.”

The order states that any school receiving federal funding must either allow biological males who identify as female to play on girls’ sports teams or be subject to administrative action from the Education Department.

The majority of responses to Wiley’s tweet were positive, although some disagreed and said there should only be two sports categories: men and women.

“I’m hearing that pushback,” Wiley responded to one of the comments rejecting the proposal of a third category for transgender athletes. “But, is that respecting all? That’s what I want to dive into.”

Transgender athletes participating in sporting events has been a controversial topic over the last few years, exacerbated by several instances of biologically male athletes winning championships in girls’ high school sporting events.

Several states have made moves to push back against the trend with legislation, including in Idaho, where Republican Gov. Brad Little signed legislation into law last year banning biological males from participating in sports competitions for girls.

Author : Andrew Mark Miller

Source : Washington Examiner : category in competition’ after Biden executive order on girls’ sports