It comes as no surprise that Obama’s move to make all gender identity fluid has backfired, this time on the track field and not in the bathroom.High school athlete Nattaphon Wangyot has been a serious competitor as a senior this year, placing in several of the ladies’ track races and playing both basketball and volleyball as well. Oddly, though, Wangyot was born male.
“Wangyot’s participation didn’t come without controversy, as Alaska Family Action president Jim Minnery and supporters protested outside the event last Friday:
“Fairbanks Hutchinson junior Saskia Harrison turned in a time of 14.11 seconds in the 100-meter dash, which wasn’t fast enough to make the cut — and she wasn’t particularly thrilled that Wangyot advanced.“’We are here today as a voice from the community to ensure that female athletes are not denied the playing opportunities and scholarships otherwise available to them and to make the playing field even again,’ Minnery said, according to the Dispatch News. ‘… Allowing students to play on teams of the opposite sex disproportionately impacts female students who will lose spots on track, soccer and volleyball teams to male students who identify as female.’
“’I’m glad that this person is comfortable with who they are and they’re able to be happy with who they are,’ she told KTVA-TV. ‘But competitively I don’t think it’s completely 100 percent fair.’”
The real moral quandary will come should some of these born-female athletes lose scholarship opportunities due to Wangyot’s domination in their disciplines.
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