Natalie Dowzicky makes the case against allowing Lia Thomas to compete with other women in NCAA swimming.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Feb. 24, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Gov. DeSantis is jumping into the conversation about a transgender swimmer who won a collegiate title by declaring the runner up as the real winner. DeSantis signed a proclamation declaring Florida-born Emma Weyant as the winner of the women’s 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA women’s tournament, rather than transgender athlete Lia Thomas. (AP Photo/John Raoux, file) Pennsylvania’s Lia Thomas waits for results after swimming the women’s 200 freestyle final at the NCAA swimming and diving championships, Friday, March 18, 2022, at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Republican governors of two states this week vetoed legislation to ban transgender players from girls’ sports, but their decisions to buck the party’s conservative wing could prove short-lived against a fired-up GOP base. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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