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Riley Gaines, Title IX, and the Politics of Protecting Female Athletes – 5/31/24 – Capital Connection

Riley Gaines, Title IX, and the Politics of Protecting Female Athletes – 5/31/24 – Capital Connection

Riley Gaines, Title IX, and the Politics of Protecting Female Athletes

A special edition of Capital Connection- 5/31/24

 

 

Women’s sports advocate Riley Gaines says even though majorities of Americans want to protect girls’ locker rooms, female sports records, and women’s teams — regardless of politic party affiliation.

In this conversation, Gaines talks about the ways that Democratic politicians have “failed in their most basic duties”. She faults the Biden administration for unilaterally rewriting the Title IX civil rights legislation which had opened opportunities for girls and women in education and athletics for more than half a century.

Greg Gillispie also asked her about the disparities which start this fall, between how the NCAA and NAIA will deal with participation by athletes who were born male.

 

You can listen to Part One of our exclusive interview with Riley Gaines on the May 29 Family Life News Podcast.

 

More information about the Riley Gaines presentation in Cranberry Township (Friday, May 31) is available from the Pennsylvania Family Institute.

After her successful career as an SEC swimmer at the University of Kentucky, Gaines was brought on as a columnist and commentator for the news site Outkick.com.

 

- - - - Family Life News has reached out to the White House Communications Office and to New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, seeking any response they may have to what Riley Gaines told us in this interview. If/when we hear back, you will hear from them.
Riley Gaines — Who will stand up for the daughters and granddaughters? — May 29, 2024

Riley Gaines — Who will stand up for the daughters and granddaughters? — May 29, 2024

Riley Gaines, Sports when XX and XY compete, and the lack of advocacy for the majority position

 

Women’s sports advocate Riley Gaines says transgender inclusion in women’s sports is supported by small numbers of Americans.

She quotes a Gallup Poll showing more Democrats, Republicans, and Independents all see unfairness when someone born male takes away a roster position, a scholarship, or a sports record from a female athlete. Still the loudest voices are outshouting those majorities.

In this first part of a two-part interview, Gaines tells Family Life News about the core issues at hand, and why women’s sports should be set aside for women and girls.

She also talks about Title IX, the Federal civil rights legislation which opened up educational and athletic opportunities for females starting more than 50 years ago.  She credits that women’s-rights movement for opening fabulous doors for her. However, as the U.S. President tries to change Title IX to take away women’s opportunities and give them to athletes who “identify as female”, she notes that 20+ states are not going along with the Biden Administration efforts.

You can listen to Part Two of our exclusive interview with Riley Gaines on the May 31 Family Life News Podcast.

 

More information about the Riley Gaines presentation in suburban Pittsburgh (Friday, May 31) is available from the Pennsylvania Family Institute.

Riley Gaines won five Southeastern Conference swimming titles, and she is a twelve-time All American. Gaines set aside her dental career as she graduated from the University of Kentucky, after she tied for a trophy in a collegiate swimming competition, but that trophy went to a transgender athlete because an NCAA official decided that would make a better photo opportunity.  She is a commentator for the news site Outkick.com, travels the nation as a speaker and supporter of girls in sports and schools, and takes part in legal challenges and political events.

If That Makes Sense – 79: I and the Father are One (John 10)

If That Makes Sense – 79: I and the Father are One (John 10)

Jesus claims to be one with God the Father. His striking statement doesn’t sit well with everyone, as Jim, Robbie, and Tim see in John 10:22-42.

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