The families of three female student-athletes are filing a federal lawsuit one day before the start of the state’s indoor track championships in hopes of ensuring a fair competition by keeping biological males from competing.
It should be common sense, as we’ve lamented in the past, but keeping girls’ sports a girls-only endeavor has become a battle that girls like Selina Soule fight tooth and nail.
Soule first took up arms in the fight against women’s erasure from their own sports leagues when she lost a race to two trans female (biological male) athletes and failed to qualify for the New England regionals as a result.
Now Soule, alongside Chelsea Mitchell and Alanna Smith, is suing the Connecticut Association of Schools and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The rules of these two organizations require that students be treated according to their preferred gender rather than their biological one, in keeping with the state’s anti-discrimination law and with local boards of education for Bloomfield, Cromwell, Glastonbury, Canton, and Danbury.
“Mentally and physically, we know the outcome before the race even starts,” Smith told the Associated Press on Wednesday. “That biological unfairness doesn’t go away because of what someone believes about gender identity. All girls deserve the chance to compete on a level playing field.”
“Forcing girls to be spectators in their own sports is completely at odds with Title IX, a federal law designed to create equal opportunities for women in education and athletics,” said Christiana Holcomb, attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, who is representing the girls. “Connecticut’s policy violates that law and reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women.”
Last year, ADF filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on behalf of Soule and two other students whose names were not disclosed at the time, saying that transgender “girls” had repeatedly won unfair victories in competitive races and that Title IX policy violated federal protections for actual female athletes.
The plaintiffs have lost to a pair of transgender sprinters in more than a dozen statewide races since 2017, with Mitchell finishing third in a state track competition last year. “Our dream is not to come in second or third place but to win fair and square,” Mitchell said. “All we’re asking for is a fair chance.”
Unsurprisingly, the suit is being challenged by ACLU, who calls it “a dangerous distortion of both law and science in the service of excluding trans youth from public life.”
As much as the ACLU and other transgender “rights” activists want to whine about the “science,” it’s pretty simple. The biological advantages of living your entire life as a male, complete with greater muscle mass, bone density, stamina, and strength, cannot be undone by a calendar year of popping estrogen pills.
Praise God for Soule, Mitchell, and Smith and their courage to stand up against the transgender invasion of girls’ sports. These girls are not “anti-science” or even “anti-LGBT.” They simply demand fairness and equity, something that cannot coexist with transgender domination.
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