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Executive Order Upholds Biological Sex in Women’s Sports Permits



Clear Facts

  • Bruce Blakeman, Nassau County executive, signed an executive order denying permits for sports events if a biological male is part of a girls team.
  • The executive order was signed to maintain “fairness for women and girls in sports.”
  • The order defines gender as the “individual’s biological sex at birth” and requires sports entities to designate their teams based on biological sex when applying for permits.

In a move to uphold fairness in women’s sports, Nassau County executive Bruce Blakeman has signed an executive order. This order denies permits for sports events if a biological male is part of a girls team.

The order was signed under the banner of “fairness for women and girls in sports.” It states that this action was necessary to maintain fairness for women’s athletic opportunities.

The order delineates: “any sports, leagues, organizations, teams, programs, or sports entities must expressly designate as one of the following based on the biological sex at birth of the team members/participants when applying for a use and occupancy permit to utilize Nassau County Parks property for the purposes of organizing a sporting event or competition: 1) Males, men or boys or 2) Females, women or girls or 3) Coed or mixed, including males and females.”

“Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation & Museums shall not issue any permits for the use and occupancy of Nassau County Park’s property for the purposes of organizing a sporting event or competition that allows athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls to include biological males.”

The order also allows for “Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation & Museums may issue permits for the use and occupancy of Nassau County Park’s property for the purposes of organizing a sporting event or competition that allow athletic teams or sports for males, men, or boys to include biological females.”

The executive order defines gender as the “individual’s biological sex at birth; and a statement of a team member’s/participant’s biological sex on the team member’s/participant’s official birth certificate is considered to have correctly stated the team member’s/participant’s biological sex at birth if the statement was filed at or near the time of the team member’s/participant’s birth.”

“It is imperative that a supportive and safe environment is maintained to foster and nurture these opportunities in sports for biological females,” the order says.

Blakeman was joined by about 100 athletes from Nassau County and Kim Russell, the former coach of Oberlin women’s lacrosse, who said she was ostracized for speaking out against transgender participation in women’s sports.

Dr. David Kilmnick, the president and founder of the New York LGBT Network released a statement on the executive order.


“We are profoundly disappointed in Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman’s announcement of an executive order aimed at banning transgender athletes from participating in sports team that align with their gender identity,” the statement.

“This discriminatory move not only undermines the principles and inclusivity and fairness but also perpetuates harmful stereotypes and exclusion.”

Clear Thoughts (op-ed)

In a time when the integrity of women’s sports is under threat, Nassau County executive Bruce Blakeman has taken a bold stand. By signing an executive order that denies permits for sports events if a biological male is part of a girls team, Blakeman is sending a clear message: fairness in women’s sports matters.

This move is a refreshing contrast to the misguided policies that have allowed biological males to compete in women’s sports, often to the detriment of female athletes. The order not only ensures a level playing field but also demonstrates that protecting the rights and opportunities of biological females is a priority.

It’s important to note that the Nassau County executive order does not discriminate against transgender athletes. Instead, it offers a clear and reasonable solution by allowing coed or mixed teams to include both biological males and females. This approach is not only fair but also inclusive, fostering a supportive environment for all athletes.

Critics may argue that this executive order perpetuates harmful stereotypes and exclusion. However, it’s essential to recognize that the heart of this issue is the preservation of fairness in women’s sports. By taking this stand, Bruce Blakeman is helping to ensure that the hard work and dedication of female athletes are not undermined by misguided policies.

Let us know what you think, please share your thoughts in the comments below.




  1. mountainman

    February 28, 2024 at 7:14 am

    About time for a definitive stance that if you fail as a biological male that does not fair well against other biological males you can’t say you are a female so you can do better in standings.

    • Elizabeth Butler

      February 28, 2024 at 2:00 pm

      I support people who feel they are in the wrong body, for most reasons. However, a body built with muscles supported with male hormones have NO business competing with females in any sporting event. I sympathize with these people but in this one activity they just cannot ask my support for allowing them to compete with females, and the few males pretending to be “girls in the wrong body” in order to gain adventage in sports are jerks spoiling things for everyone. This one issue has reduced my support for all trans issues.

  2. Chuckles

    February 28, 2024 at 9:58 am

    “This discriminatory move not only undermines the principles and inclusivity and fairness but also perpetuates harmful stereotypes and exclusion.”

    Yeah, that’s the biggest reason.


  3. John Moltz

    February 28, 2024 at 10:30 am

    The current emphasis on “inclusivity” is just nonsense. We are what we were born to be and what our genes say we are, not what we perceive in our imagination. The administrator made the right decision.

  4. Janet B

    February 28, 2024 at 2:19 pm

    Chuckles, do you honestly think that girls and women can compete fairly against a man ? What planet did you grow up on ?
    Let “ trans” compete against “trans.”
    I agree with the administrator.

  5. Finally fairness for Women & Girls

    February 28, 2024 at 4:50 pm

    DNA can not be changed no matter how many hormones you take or testosterone goes in your body your biological body is programmed at birth and if you he/hims wait 20 or 30 years that’s to bad for you your a man plain and simple no matter how many dresses or how much makeup you put on your a man get over it men do not belong in women’s or girls sports and finally someone is saying it out loud! All you trans you want to play sports like the man said form your own teams and compete against each other where you belong! I recently watched a sporting event where the trans with a beard claimed to be a woman and physically harmed and publicly injured smaller young women on that team he caused bodily harm to thes women caused them to up forfeiting the game because of his brutality where was and acknowledgement from that team? So this is a great for women and girls a first step! Whether the lgbtq community likes it or not this is fair for the real women and girls who train just as hard for their chosen sport as trans men, women shouldn’t suffer because you didn’t do as good on a male team!

  6. Jeff Washington

    February 28, 2024 at 5:44 pm

    Thank God for some sanity in this insane woke time we are living. One’s sex is determined scientifically, biologically. It is not a matter of how you identify. Gender has to do with evolution and continuation of a species. You have to have a biological male and a biological female to make a new human. If you grow out your hair and start wearing dresses because you identify as a female, that doesn’t make you a female. You still have no uterus, no eggs, no ability to be the female partner in procreation.

    For those who feel it necessary to recognize and categorize how they feel drawn, we should introduce another standard. Gender is already taken and is already defined. You are not “assigned” a gender at birth. Except in those very rare instances of being both or neither, gender is identified at the genetic level, measurable and viewable at birth and is not fluid.

  7. Bill Taylor

    February 29, 2024 at 2:58 pm

    Very well said Janet B

  8. Jean Goodwin

    February 29, 2024 at 5:05 pm

    Great, truth at last…

  9. David M.

    March 2, 2024 at 9:13 am

    Not until near the end of the article is the state mentioned in which Nassah County is located. It should have been right at the beginning.

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