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Fairness to biological girls should steer transgender sports debate


I agree with Dr. Stephen Mass’s (Aug. 24) opinion not to allow biological boys to be competing in girls’ sports spaces.

I grew up in Northwest Ohio in a town similar in geographical size as Doylestown. As a male freshman basketball player our head coach accepted an invitation to scrimmage the sophomore male basketball team. It was obvious we were the underdogs at tip-off, but when the final scoreboard sounded its horn, we won.

We were the talk of the town. We beat our upperclassmen; and it was done fair and square.

What if we were a freshman team of biological boys who identified as girls, and the sophomore team was biological girls, and we won? Would that be a fair and square victory? I don’t think so.

John L. Abbott, Chalfont