Assuming a transgender is a natural result of birth, is taking hormones fair and wise in male female sports competitions?
I am not judging the validity of transgenders in this post.
However, I am judging the wisdom of Texas legislators who passed a law to allow a student born a girl, to take hormones to transgender to male, but be restricted to only wrestle against girls in high school competitions.
Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind. (Ecclesiastes 1:17)
Read this Chicago Tribune Article HERE
Then read this Wikipedia HERE
In My Opinion
I am not a physician or have any medical background. However, I believe hormones do add strength and muscle mass to people and anyone taking them has an advantage over their competitors who do not.
USA professional sports do not allow players to take steroids. However the IOC does allow transgenders to compete in this January 2016 ruling?
“Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the Olympics and other international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, according to new guidelines adopted by the IOC.
International Olympic Committee medical officials said on Sunday they changed the policy to adapt to current scientific, social and legal attitudes on transgender issues.
The guidelines are designed as recommendations – not rules or regulations – for international sports federations and other bodies to follow and should apply for this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “
Would King Solomon consider this law as madness and folly based on this explanation of the Ecclesiastes above verse?
; to know madness and folly: that he (King Solomon) might better know wisdom, and learn the difference between the one and the other, since opposites illustrate each other; and that he might shun madness and folly, and the ways thereof, and expose the actions of mad and foolish men (Excerpt Gils)
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