In June 2021, DeSantis signed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, legislation that prohibits biological males from participating in athletic teams or sports designated for female students.

“Putting Ideology Ahead Of Opportunity” Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Proclamation For Female Swimmer Emma Weyant

Last year, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to sign a bill banning biological males from women’s sports was “strengthened” by pressure from woke corporations like the NCAA, the governor’s press secretary Christina Pushaw said in June of 2021.

In June 2021, DeSantis signed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, legislation that prohibits biological males from participating in athletic teams or sports designated for female students.

The governor’s press secretary Christina Pushaw said that the governor received “very strong” corporate pressure to back off from the bill, but that this only “strengthened” the governor’s resolve.

The NCAA, for example, warned in April of last year that it would pull out of states that do not allow transgender students to participate in college sports.

“When he heard that the NCAA was kind of threatening that they would pull out of events here in Florida or in any state that signed these types of bills, that strengthened his resolve because he doesn’t want to be bullied or allow the people of Florida to be bullied by this organization or by woke corporations,” Pushaw said. “I know the corporate pressure is very strong from some sides on this issue and I wouldn’t be surprised if the corporate pressure was strong in other states as well.”

“All of this pressure just makes Governor DeSantis even stronger in his conviction to do the right thing, to do what he knows will be best for the people of Florida,” she added.

Due to the NCAA’s policy allowing men to compete in women’s athletics, Emma Weyant, an Olympian from Sarasota, Florida, was designated the second-place finisher behind Penn swimmer Lia Thomas in the NCAA Swimming Championship last week.

Weyant, who clocked a time of 4:34.99, fell behind Thomas in the final 100 yards of the 500 freestyle event. Texas freshman Erica Sullivan and Stanford’s Brooke Forde finished in third and fourth place with times of 4:35.92 and 4:36.18, respectively. 

Thomas became the first transgender woman to win an NCAA swimming championship after beating out not only the top-ranked swimmers across the country bu

To recognize the accomplishments of Floridian Emma Weyant, Governor DeSantis issued a proclamation today recognizing Weyant as the best female swimmer in the 500-yard freestyle event.

“Last year we signed a bill to ensure fairness in women’s athletics. We thought it was very important that young girls and women athletes in the state of Florida had the ability to work hard to realize their dreams and to compete fairly, whether it’s in swimming, whether it’s in track and field, you name it. And that’s something that was really meaningful to a lot of people in Florida, particularly people like me who are, are parents of young girls. So that’s something that was really important. And we’re glad we did that.

If you look at what the NCAA has done, by allowing basically men to compete in women’s athletics. In this case, the swimming you had, the number one woman who finished was from Sarasota. she won the silver medal. She’s been an absolute superstar, her whole career. She trains, I mean, to compete at that level is very, very difficult. And you don’t just roll out of bed and do it. That takes grit, that takes determination. And she’s been an absolute superstar and she had the fastest time, of any woman in college athletics. Now the NCAA is basically taking efforts to destroy women’s athletics. They’re trying to undermine the integrity of the competition and they’re crowning somebody else, the woman’s champion and we think that’s wrong. And so this is a Floridian who I think deserves to be recognized.

We’re doing a proclamation, saying that Emma is the best female swimmer in the 500 freestyle because she earned that and we need to stop allowing or organizations like the NCAA to perpetuate frauds on the public. And that’s exactly what they’re doing. They are putting ideology ahead of opportunity for women athletes. I think that there’s just some people that are afraid to speak out, and say what they’re doing, but that is what they’re doing. And so in Florida, we’re gonna be very clear when they try to do things like that, when they try to undermine the integrity of competition, when they try to counteract the ability of women to realize their dreams, we are gonna speak out about that. So we’ll be issuing that proclamation just because, you know, as somebody that was such a great athlete in Florida has now moved on to the University of Virginia. You know, we need to honor that appropriately. And if the NCAA was willing to actually ensure the integrity of women’s competition, she would’ve been crowned national champion,” said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

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One Reply to ““Putting Ideology Ahead Of Opportunity” Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Proclamation For Female Swimmer Emma Weyant”

  1. Most Universities lose money on their athletic competition programs. They have to subsidize the football, baseball, hockey, Baggett ball teams with funds from students who are not on the teams. We could cut tuition and fees by elinating college sports. No need for the NCAA if we have no sports. Let’s go woke and eliminate their jobs. Full cancelation.

    FJB
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