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Trans Swimmer Lia Thomas Banned from Women’s Olympic Events

Lia Thomas, a trans swimmer who has caused waves in the sports community, is now banned from participating in women's Olympic events.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has justly ruled against Lia Thomas, a biological male who identifies as transgender, from competing in women’s Olympic swimming events. This decisive ruling is a victory not just for fairness but for the very essence of female athletic competition.

Riley Gaines, who has been outspoken about the absurdity and unfairness of men competing in women’s sports, took to social media to express her vindication and resolve. Her message was clear: “He has just lost his legal battle in the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling,” a statement she rightly calls “a victory for women and girls everywhere.” Her post, which quickly went viral, tapped into the collective relief and support of those who champion true gender equity in sports.

Moreover, Gaines has called for the NCAA to revoke every accolade unfairly won by Thomas, highlighting a grave injustice against female athletes who competed honestly and in good faith. Thomas’s prior victories, including an NCAA title in the women’s 500-yard freestyle—a competition against genuine female athletes, including Olympic medalists—are a stark testament to the farcical and skewed competition fostered by misguided policies.

Gaines’s activism was catalyzed by personal affronts—forced to share a locker room with Thomas and compete against him, both deeply unfair scenarios given his unchanged biological status. Her experiences have galvanized a broader movement, with sixteen female athletes, including Gaines, suing the NCAA for continuing to allow transgender competitors in women’s divisions, arguing it flies in the face of Title IX’s intent to protect women’s sports from discrimination.

The situation with Thomas is emblematic of a broader cultural battle over the integrity of women’s sports. It’s a wake-up call that political correctness must not trump basic fairness. The ruling is a critical reminder that women’s sports were created to offer women equal opportunities to excel, not to be co-opted by those who have clear physical advantages. This isn’t just about sports; it’s about maintaining a level playing field where women can compete safely and fairly. Anything less undermines the very purpose of Title IX and the rights it was designed to safeguard. This ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport is a step in the right direction.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.