Former NCAA swimming standout Riley Gaines responded negatively to comments made by Brittney Griner against trans athletes.
When asked about state legislation that seeks to prevent transgender athletes from competing against those of the gender they identify with, Phoenix Mercury star and WNBA All-Star Griner called it “a crime to separate someone for any reason.”
When asked by an ESPN reporter about her support for Brittney Griner Trans athletes, Griner responded, “That ranks high on the list of things I’ll be fighting for and speaking up against.” Everybody should have fun. Everyone has the right to come here and sit in these chairs without fear, without feeling like they can’t be themselves, and without always feeling like the entire room is watching them.
In my opinion, it is always wrong to keep people apart. Therefore, you can count on me to speak out against proposed legislation and policies.
Which NBA club would sign @brittneygriner if it were decided that the obvious and substantial disparities between men and women shouldn’t be taken into account? Gaines expressed her sadness at this attitude toward accomplished female athletes in a tweet on Sunday.
Unless she’s competing for the United States in the Olympics, BRITTNEY GRINER has no plans to play abroad in the future
The executive board of the Kansas State High School Activities Association decided on Wednesday to require high schools and middle schools to review the original birth certificates of transgender athletes before making any decisions about which teams they may play for.
Last Monday, the House passed the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, which would ban biological males from participating in sports traditionally reserved for females.
“Today is a great day for America, for fairness, for families, and most importantly for female athletes,” said House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. “House Republicans promised our support for women and girls in sports in the United States before the last election. We made good on that guarantee today.
If the law reaches the desk of the president, Vice President Joe Biden has declared he will veto it. A Russian airport customs officer discovered Griner in February 2022 with vape cartridges carrying hash oil. It was called a “sham trial,” yet she was found guilty of the crime anyhow.