(FaithWire) – The American Association of University Professors, one of the country’s leading faculty unions, has released a statement rebuking what it sees as ideologues standing in the way of “science” by holding to the belief that there are only two sexes — male and female. In the statement — “The Assault on Gender and Gender Studies” — the AAUP argues, “Like attacks on climate science, the effort to establish a legal definition of gender as binary could lead to denying research funding to scholars and to impugning the

value and validity of their scholarly work.” “Fixing the meaning of gender in this way may undermine the open-ended forms of inquiry that define research and teaching in a democracy,” the statement continues. The AAUP went on to claim the “biological basis for gender” has been “thoroughly discredited by over fifty years of feminist, trans, queer, and critical race research and by lived experience.” READ MORE