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Siena Poll: 66% of New Yorkers want high school athletes competing on teams that align with biological gender

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A recent poll by the Siena College Research Institute (SCRI) revealed that a significant majority of New Yorkers support high school athletes competing on teams that align with their biological sex. The survey, which involved over 800 registered voters in New York State, found that 66% are in favor of such regulations, while only 27% opposed. The support spans across political lines, with 83% of Republicans and 52% of Democrats endorsing the measure.


The poll results were released shortly after the U.S. Department of Education announced revised Title IX regulations, which now include protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, these new regulations do not address the issue of transgender athletes competing in sports, leaving a previously proposed rule on hold amid political debates.

This topic has stirred significant controversy, highlighted by a legal conflict in Nassau County, where local officials are challenging a state executive order that bans transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports. Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman has defended the policy, emphasizing it is intended to protect female athletes and denying any anti-transgender sentiment.



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