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Sherriff note: attacking other people's views, even obliquely, is not acceptable here and needs to stop. Moreover, while everyone is entitled to their opinion, expressing a false view that certain individuals are mentally ill or "deviant" also would not be acceptable here and would not be tolerated. I'm going to move this discussion to the already existing thread in Tol Eressëa entitled "Gender and Threats to "Normality'" but I am also going to closely monitor what is written and I won't hesitate to remove things that are not appropriate for this board.
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A new report from the Deseret News:

"After a girl beat their daughters in sports, Utah parents triggered investigation into whether she was transgender".

The parents complained, the state scholastic athletic association asked the school to investigate, and the school went through years of the girl's records and found that she had indeed been identified as female since kindergarten. The girl and her family never knew that this had happened:

"We didn't get to the parents or the student simply because if all of the questions about eligibility were answered by the school or the feeder system schools, there was no reason to make it a personal situation with a family or that athlete."

I think that means they still don't know.
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And it's always, always girls/women and girls/women's sports. :nono:
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God damn. Brutal.
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To be clear, this is the Attorney General of the state, the state's top lawyer, who is complaining about being asked to provide basic information like who is the organization that is providing the so-called expert opinions that contradict the findings of the major medical organizations such as the American Medical Association, the American Acadamy of Pediatrics, etc. "It's in the briefs." Pathetic.

But another reminder of how great Jon Stewart is.
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Yes, Jon Stewart is a sharp interviewer. The Louisiana's AG's 'reasoning' reminds me of the book/library fiasco in our town.
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So bloody dishonest! It has nothing to do with 'caring for these children' or 'the experts say'.
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Okay, we all need a laugh...

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