Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) ratified a bill Tuesday banning public colleges from permitting men to participate in women's sports and vice versa.
Ivey minced no words, saying, "Look, if you are a biological male, you are not going to be competing in women’s and girls’ sports in Alabama. It’s about fairness, plain and simple."
In their coverage of the ban, mainstream media outlets uniformly evidenced their captivity to LGBT activist speech codes, including USA Today, Fox News, and CNN, referring to the men prospectively banned from women's sports as "transgender women."
One particular write-up on the ban caught the governor's eye.
ESPN tweeted, "Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation on Tuesday that will ban transgender women from playing on female sports teams in college."
The linked article similarly referred to those men now barred from competing in women's sports as "transgender women."
Governor Ivey weighed in on Twitter, retweeting ESPN with a correction.
"Let me fix that, @espn," wrote Ivey.
"Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation on Tuesday that will ban biological MEN from playing on FEMALE sports teams in college."
Ivey's tweet was well received and widely circulated on the platform.
Just days after ESPN tweeted about the Alabama bill, the network hoisted the LGBT activist flag above its headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut — a flag that now includes colors representing the gender-dysphoric community.
The flag signaling the network's ideological capitulation does not, however, represent the views of all those at ESPN.
ESPN hosts Sage Steele and Samantha Ponder, both mothers of three children including daughters, have recently spoken out in support of keeping women's sports free of male interlopers.
Alabama's new law will certainly help in that regard.
House Bill 261 notes physical advantages held by men over women relevant to sports, such as "a larger body size with more skeletal mass, a lower percentage of body fat, and greater maximal delivery of anaerobic and aerobic energy than biological females. ... Even at young ages, biological males typically score higher than biological females on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and speed and agility."
"On average, biological male athletes are bigger, faster, stronger, and more physically powerful than their biological female counterparts," added the legislation. "This results in a significant sports performance gap between the sexes."
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