Three high school girls in Connecticut filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education because of unfair competition during track meets. Male students pretending to be female are allowed to compete with these girls.
Title IX of the U.S. Code guarantees equal opportunity for women. Having to compete against men, who generally are taller, stronger, and faster (with the unfair advantage of testosterone), is not “equal opportunity.”
One of the girls, Selina Soule, missed out on a regional final because boys competing as “girls” and knocked her out of contention. Another track athlete, Alanna Smith, knew she wouldn’t win against the boys on the team pretending to be girls. Imagine going to a meet on a Saturday, knowing you have no chance of winning because the boy will always win.
Chelsea Mitchell would have come in first place in last year’s state championship in the women’s 55-meter indoor track competition but for two males coming in first and second place.
There is absolutely no point in competing in a foot race against boys — if the goal is to win.
Soule, Smith, and Mitchell have filed a federal lawsuit against the state over its “transgender” policy. From their legal counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom:
The complaint filed in Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools with the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut explains that CIAC’s [Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference] new policy and others like it pose a concrete threat to Title IX gains because “inescapable biological facts of the human species [are] not stereotypes, ‘social constructs,’ or relics of past discrimination. As a result of these many inherent physiological differences between men and women after puberty, male athletes consistently achieve records 10-20% higher than comparably fit and trained women across almost all athletic events, with even wider consistent disparities in long-term endurance events and contests of sheer strength such as weight-lifting.”
ADF attorneys are also asking the court to halt enforcement of the CIAC’s policy while the lawsuit moves forward. Howard M. Wood III, one of more than 3,400 attorneys allied with ADF, is serving as local counsel in the case on behalf of the female athletes and their mothers.
Do you like this post? Sign up for more!