Social media users criticized the American Civil Liberties Union for claiming Wednesday that biological men have no competitive advantage over women in sports.
In a series of tweets debunking “myths” about trans athletes, the ACLU said that “trans girls are girls,” that there are a wide range of physical characteristics that define gender and that no hormone levels, body parts, or even chromosomes can define what gender a particular person is.
“Attacks on trans youth in sports are showing up in dozens of state legislatures nationwide,” the ACLU tweeted. “These bans are discriminatory, harmful, and unscientific. Here’s why.”
The ACLU also tweeted that “trans athletes do not have a competitive advantage in sport,” claiming that it is a myth that physiological differences in gender give some athletes competitive advantages in sports.
Attacks on trans youth in sports are showing up in dozens of state legislatures nationwide.— ACLU (@ACLU) February 3, 2021
These bans are discriminatory, harmful, and unscientific. Here's why ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/N2oedbpW5u
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