Letter to Mark Emmert, NCAA President - Congressman Mo Brooks Joins Colleagues In Writing to NCAA President Defending Women's Athletics: Males Competing in Female Athletics a "Moral Stain"


Dear President Emmert,

We write expressing grave concern regarding Title IX violations that took place during the National
Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division One College Swimming and Diving Championship
and more broadly throughout the whole season. "Lia" Thomas, a biological male, won the women's
Division I National Championship in the 500-yard freestyle.1 The decision to allow Thomas to compete in the championship prevented RéKa György from competing and took away the rightful championship from Emma Weyant. These two women and countless others have dedicated their lives to excellence in their sport and your feckless decision is a grave injustice to them.

On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law the Education Amendments Act of 1972,
which included Title IX.2 Title IX prohibits federally funded educational institutions from discriminating
against students or employees based on sex. It starts, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."3 Any university that receives federal funding must ensure equal treatment of the sexes in all areas, including athletics.

Simply put, biological males should not be competing against biological females. By allowing biological males to compete against females, you are destroying women's sports. In recent years, the NCAA has taken numerous steps to promote women's sports. Yet, all these measures are worthless if you are unwilling to ensure a level playing field for biological women.

The failure of the NCAA to abide by Title IX is another deep moral stain on the organization. The NCAA must ensure that no additional Title IX failures take place. If the NCAA is unwilling to protect women, Congress will be forced to take immediate action.