Psaki defends Biden order allowing biological men into women's sports

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 10th, 2021 3:46 pm

Last Updated Feb 12th, 2021 at 4:12 pm

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended an executive order recently signed by President Biden allowing biological men to join women's sports, saying that the president believes "trans rights are human rights."

Biden signed the order, which allows biological men who identify as women to compete in women's sports at public schools and universities, on his first day in office. When asked if the president had a message for schools that dealing with resulting conflicts, Psaki deflected the question.

"I would just say that the president's belief is that trans rights are human rights and that's why he signed that executive order," Psaki said. "And in terms of the determinations by universities and colleges, I'd certainly defer to them.

Biden's order has been widely criticized as discriminatory against women, including by former U.S. ambassador the United Nations Nikki Haley

"Generations of women fought hard to ensure that their daughters and granddaughters had a level playing field, because girls deserve the same chance as boys to play sports," she said in the National Review on Monday. "...Transgender kids deserve support and respect. The fact remains, however, that biological boys and girls are built differently."


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