One of the biggest topics in the world today is transgender women’s place in female sports. On Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed this topic during a visit to a hospital in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
Johnson ultimately believes transgender women should not be able to compete in female sports.
“I don’t think that biological males should be competing in female sporting events. And maybe that’s a controversial thing … but it just seems to me to be sensible,” Johnson said, via CNN. “And I also happen to think that women should have spaces, whether it’s in hospitals or prisons or changing rooms or wherever, which are dedicated to women. That’s as far as my thinking has developed on this issue. If that puts me in conflict with some others, then we have got to work it all out.”
Despite these comments, Johnson said it’s important to support the transgender community.
“That doesn’t mean that I’m not immensely sympathetic to people who want to change gender, to transition. It’s vital that we give people the maximum possible love and support in making those decisions,” he added. “But these are complex issues and I don’t think they can be solved with one swift, easy piece of legislation. It takes a lot of thought to get this right.”
“There are complexities and sensitivities when you move from the area of sexuality to the question of gender”, says PM Boris Johnson, adding “I don’t think it’s reasonable” for children to “take decisions on their gender” without a parent’s involvement.https://t.co/1tlTUMzZ7e pic.twitter.com/ieyjnK4enQ
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 6, 2022
This will most likely remain a major topic for the foreseeable future.
There has been a ton of controversy surrounding how to handle transgender women’s place in female sports over the past few months.
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