Florida Gov. DeSantis: Transgender swimmer’s victory a fraud

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is leaping into the communique approximately a transgender swimmer who gained a collegiate name via way of means of affirming the runner-up because the actual winner
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis jumped into the communique approximately a transgender swimmer who gained a collegiate name via way of means of affirming the runner-up because the actual winner.
DeSantis signed a proclamation Tuesday affirming Florida-born Emma Weyant because the winner of the women’s 500-yard (457-meter) freestyle on the NCAA women’s match, in preference to transgender athlete Lia Thomas, a University of Pennsylvania senior.
DeSantis, whose proclamation has no impact at the match outcome, is the usage of the report in fundraising messages for his reelection campaign.
“By permitting guys to compete in women’s sports, the NCAA is destroying possibilities for women, creating a mockery of its championships, and perpetuating a fraud,” DeSantis stated on Twitter.
His proclamation comes almost a 12 months after he signed a invoice that calls for all people collaborating in girls’ athletics to have an unique beginning certificates mentioning they’re female.