Connecticut allows boys pretending to be girls to compete against girls in sports. Four high school girls who run track filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education and a lawsuit against the state over the “transgender” policy. These girls have lost opportunities because they lost races to boys.
In response to what happened in Connecticut, Governor Brad Little of Idaho signed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act into law to protect women’s equal opportunities in athletics and fair competition in high school and college sports. The law bars males from competing in female sports.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit to stop the law’s enforcement. A federal judge on Monday did exactly that, claiming the law that protects the integrity of women’s sports is likely unconstitutional.
According to U.S. District Judge David C. Nye, the issue hinges on whether the government requires the males to take testosterone suppression drugs for a year before competing against women and girls.
From Christian Headlines:
The case was brought by Lindsay Hecox, a transgender athlete who intends to try out for Boise State University’s track and cross-country teams, and “Jane Doe,” a [cisgender] high school soccer player who says she rarely wear skirts or dresses and “worries that one of her competitors may dispute her sex” under the law, according to Nye.
“If Lindsay is denied the opportunity to try out for and compete on BSU’s women’s teams, she will permanently lose a year of NCAA eligibility that she can never get back,” Nye wrote. “Lindsay is also subject to an Act that communicates the State’s ‘moral disapproval’ of her identity, which the Constitution prohibits. … When Jane tries out for Boise High’s women’s soccer team, she will be subject to the possibility of embarrassment, harassment, and invasion of privacy through having to verify her sex. Such violations are irreparable.”
Attorney Christiana Holcomb of Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents the girls in Connecticut and the Idaho women who intervened in the lawsuit, said that it’s unfair to allow males to compete with females, “because it changes the nature and dynamics of sport for young women.”
Males tend to be larger, faster, and stronger than women. They have larger muscles and hearts. Holcomb noted that 275 high school boys ran faster than Allyson Felix, an Olympic champion and one of the best female sprinters in the world. How would women win anything competing physically against men?
“As long-time athletes, these young women deserve and will now have a voice in this lawsuit and the opportunity to protect the future of girls’ and women’s sports in Idaho,” Holcomb said.