Three girls have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to ban biological males from competing in girls’ and women’s sports.
For the past three years, men have been competing and winning girls’ and women’s events.
The girls say that biological men winning girls’ sports keeps them from competing on a level playing field, robbing many of them of college scholarships for sports.
The girls are Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School, and Alanna Smith, a sophomore at Danbury High School.
They are being assisted with their lawsuit by the conservative nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom.
In their lawsuit, the girls are suing Connecticut Association of Schools, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, and the boards of education in Bloomfield, Cromwell, Glastonbury, Canton, and Danbury.
Allowing biological males to compete with girls goes against the Title IX act, which guarantees girls and young women equal access to sports as boys and men have. Of course, liberals will say biological women can compete as men — but when was the last time you heard of one winning anything?
“Mentally and physically, we know the outcome before the race even starts,” Smith, who is the daughter of former Major League pitcher Lee Smith, told ABC News. “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.”
An attorney for the girls told ABC that allowing trans students to compete against them reverses advancements in women’s rights.
“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,” attorney Christiana Holcomb said. “Connecticut’s policy violates that law and reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women.”
The Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference says that they are simply complying with federal and state laws that say students must be treated as the gender they identify as.
The suit stems from two transgender runners, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, who have competed against all of the girls, winning 15 girls state indoor or outdoor championship races since 2017 between the both of them.