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Lia Thomas
Lia Thomas

The recent controversy surrounding transgender swimmers Lia Thomas made headlines when her recent NCAA Championship victory took the world by storm. Several athletes, coaches, parents and individuals alike felt Thomas was handed an unfair win, saying she had an “inherent unfair advantage.”

Several competitors wrote a letter to the NCAA Board of Directors to help resolve this issue as they perceived it as a danger to women’s sport. Several celebrities decried Thomas’ win, and recently former Vice President Mike Pence did the same. Instead he announced Emma Weyantthe runner-up, the rightful winner of the race.

Mike Pence condemns Lia Thomas’ win; Instead, sides with Emma Weyant

Lia Thomas
Lia Thomas

Speaking at the University of Virginia event, Pence sided with Weyant as the true winner of the NCAA race. When a student popped the question and said Weyant was “deprived of a medal,” Pence had something to say about the thought-provoking question.

“Thanks very much much for this thoughtful question. Emma Weyant won this race. I know that from his State of the Union address, Mr President [Joe] Biden pledged to stand up for men’s God-given right to compete in women’s sports.” Pence told He went on to say that eventually common sense will remain and that women’s sport will remain women’s sport.

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