NEWS RELEASE: Minnesota Court says powerlifting is for transgenders too

MADISON, Wisc., March 6, 2023 /4 WINDS USA/ — USA Powerlifting must permit transgender athletes to compete according to a Minnesota court.

In 2021, transgender powerlifter JayCee Cooper sued USA Powerlifting for banning him from competing against women. The court said USA Powerlifting violated the state’s anti-discrimination law.

“The harm is in making a person pretend to be something different, the implicit message being that who they are is less than. That is the very essence of separation and segregation, and it is what the MHRA [Minnesota Human Rights Act] prohibits,” the court argued.

In 2003, 4 WINDS USA President Steve McConkey started fighting against the International Olympic Committee’s transgender policies. He was the only one who stood against this publicly. 4 WINDS USA is a worldwide sports ministry.

From there, the transgender movement spread to state high schools, the NCAA, NFL, NBA, and MLB. McConkey has fought this agenda every step of the way.

“Insanity is again displayed by the Minnesota court,” states McConkey. “Living in our society is like a bad skit, but you wake up the next day and realize these people are serious. Rise up against this at the grassroots level. If you are silent, expect them to roll over you. Show up and let your voice be heard, always in a peaceful manner.”

4 WINDS USA (4 Winds Christian Athletics) is a worldwide sports ministry ( Starting in world-class track and field ministries in 1981, Steve and Liz McConkey have worked through ten Olympics. In 2013, the ministry expanded to all sports. Steve graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University (Master of Public Health), Minnesota State University (BS-Community Health), and Webster High School (WI). They have lived in Bowling Green (Kentucky), Eugene (Oregon), Dallas-Fort Worth (Texas), Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota), and Madison (Wisconsin). In recent years, the ministry has had many worldwide radio interviews and global articles, plus TV interviews.

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