In testimony at a House Education Committee hearing, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona defended the Biden Administration’s plan to modify Title IX rules that would bar federal aid to schools that exclude biological males from participating in girls’ sports.
“Our goal is to make all students feel welcome,” Cardona said. “We don’t think it’s fair that a person born with a penis should be barred from being on the girls’ teams for a birth defect over which that person had no control.”
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) pointed out that “biological males have some physical traits that would give them an advantage in sports over girls. At the high school and college levels males are on average bigger, stronger, and faster than the females. How is it fair to insist that males who choose to compete on the girls’ teams must be allowed to in order to receive federal aid for school lunches?”
“Well, it is our money,” Cardona asserted. “Schools that want a piece of it need to play by our rules. Rather than defend out-dated social conventions regarding sexuality we need to adapt to the reality that there is no sharp line dividing male and female. Nearly half of today’s teenagers describe their sexuality as ‘fluid.’ Going with the flow makes more sense than fighting the current.”