The families of three high school girls are suing to prevent transgender “women” from participating in female sporting events.
Selina Soule, a Glastonbury High School senior, Alanna Smith, a Danbury High School sophomore, and Chelsea Mitchell, a Canton High School senior are having this lawsuit filed on their behalf by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a conservative nonprofit organization.
They are making the case that allowing transgenders to compete in their sporting events denies them the access to scholarship opportunities and victories that they would have otherwise earned through their hard work and dedication.
“Mentally and physically, we know the outcome before the race even starts,” said Smith, the daughter of former Major League pitcher Lee Smith. “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.”
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The lawsuit has been filed against the Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference as well as the boards of education in Bloomfield, Cromwell, Glastonbury, Canton and Danbury.
“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 lawsuit is focused on Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, two transgender “females” who have dominated track and field since being allowed to masquerade as women in sporting events. They have won 15 indoor and outdoor championship races since 2017 due to their biological advantages.
“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.”
“I have faced discrimination in every aspect of my life and I no longer want to remain silent,” Miller said. “I am a girl and I am a runner. I participate in athletics just like my peers to excel, find community, and meaning in my life. It is both unfair and painful that my victories have to be attacked and my hard work ignored.”
The Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference maintains that they are just following the letter of the law. They maintain that their policy is “appropriate under both state and federal law.”
Yearwood is fighting for “her” right to continue participating in girls’ races and dominate young women and deprive them of their glory and opportunity.
“I will never stop being me!” she said in her statement. “I will never stop running! I hope that the next generation of trans youth doesn’t have to fight the fights that I have. I hope they can be celebrated when they succeed not demonized. For the next generation, I run for you!”
The far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will represent the transgender “women” in court to allow them to continue to dominate while demeaning birth women in these school races.
“The idea that the law only protects the individuals with XX chromosomes as compared to individuals with XY chromosomes is found nowhere in the legislative history of Title IX, in any implementing regulation or in any other aspect of the interpretation of Title IX over the last 50 years by the courts,” said ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio, deputy director for Trans Justice with the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project.
The ADF hopes that a judge will temporarily ban transgenders from participating in girls’ races while the case is being heard.
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