"Spectators in their own sports": Girls sue school administrators over transgender athlete policy

by Daniel Payne · Feb 12th, 2020 2:51 pm

Last Updated Feb 12th, 2020 at 3:25 pm

Three young women in Connecticut are suing numerous state and local education officials over a policy that allows boys who identify as girls to compete in female high school sports leagues.

The three girls are being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative legal group. ADF attorney Christiana Holcomb said that allowing young men who identify as female to compete against girls "forc[es] girls to become spectators in their own sports."

"Forcing them to compete against boys isn't fair, shatters their dreams, and destroys their athletic opportunities," attorney Christiana Holcomb said in a news release. "Having separate boys' and girls' sports has always been based on biological differences, not what people believe about their gender, because those differences matter for fair competition."

Two young men who identify as girls have been sweeping Connecticut high school girls' track and field competitions in recent years.

Named in the lawsuit are the Connecticut Association of Schools, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, and the boards of education in Bloomfield, Cromwell, Glastonbury, Canton, and Danbury.


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