In 2019, Selina Soule and two other high school girls filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference for allowing biological boys to compete against girls in sports. The policy deprived girls of championships and other benefits that come with winning. The department under President Donald Trump agreed to investigate the matter.
In February 2020, the girls filed a lawsuit in federal court to challenge the policy. The U.S Department of Justice issued a statement of interest in support of the girls.
The federal government sided with these girls. But all that has changed under President Joe Biden. Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents the girls, announced that the Department of Education has withdrawn its support of the complaint. In a letter to the parties dated February 23, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) gave the following reason (PDF):
The Revised Letter states that it “constitutes a formal statement of OCR’s interpretation of Title IX and its implementing regulations.” However, the Department has determined that the Revised Letter was issued without the review required for agency guidance documents that set out policy on a regulatory issue…In addition, pursuant to Executive Order 13988 on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation, OCR is reviewing the above-referenced cases.
Congress is set to pass the so-called Equality Act, which Biden will sign. Female athletes across the country will be deprived of victories, scholarships, and other benefits that come with being champions.
Soule said in a recent PragerU video that that as a result of Connecticut’s “transgender” policy, two males pretending to be girls have won 15 women’s state championships. She’d trained since she was eight to be a winner, forgoing a social life and training hard. She used to be among the top five high school female sprinters in the state…until two boys began competing against her.
Girls competing against boys in these physical competitions will be shut out and their records erased. For example, if Olympic champion sprinter Allyson Felix had to sprint against men pretending to be women, she’d no longer have the unofficial title of “fastest female sprinter in the world.”