The parents of teenage girls are outraged that a boy was allowed to compete with biological females at a track and field event in Alaska.
The boy who identifies as a female easily outran the female competition at a high-profile track meet last Friday.
According to Life Site News, Nattaphon Wangyot qualified for the 100- and 200-meter finals at the state competition. He ran the 100-meter race in 13.14, easily beating the biological female competition.
Last month, the Obama administration ordered all public schools to implement his transgender policy that allows boys to shower with girls and access the girls restroom facilities.
At least 11 states filed federal lawsuits against Obama. And a Michigan school district stopped following Obama’s policy after one parent pulled his sons out of an elementary school.
The Alaska Schools Activity Association (ASAA) has no transgender policy. So the decision to follow President Obama’s ill-advised transgender policy is left up to the individual school districts.
Per Obama’s policy, boys who pretend to be girls do not have to go undergo surgery or take females hormones to suppress their male hormones.
“It is not fair, and it is not right for our female athletes, and we have a responsibility to protect our girls that have worked really hard – that are working toward college scholarships,” said Stephanie Leigh Golmon Williams of the Alaska Family Council.
Jennifer Van Pelt’s daughter, Alison, missed out on winning a medal at the track meet because she came in 5th. Medals are only awarded to the top 4 runners.
“We had no idea she was running against a male until after the race was over,” Van Pelt wrote in the comments section of an article on the story.
“How do you explain to her that not only does she need to train to beat her fellow female athletes now she should also train to beat the males?” she wrote.
“Males are physically stronger than females. That’s a scientific fact,” she told another media outlet.
“[T]his case forces the question that always pops up when one groups’ ‘rights’ conflict with another’s. Whose rights win? Whose rights are more important?” asked Larry O’Connor at HotAir.com.