Recall the story last year of two “transgender” girls, a.k.a. biological boys, finishing one-two in the 55-meter dash at Connecticut’s indoor high-school track championships. It was just the latest outrage in a growing number of instances in which biological boys are allowed to compete athletically against girls simply because they’ve declared their “gender identity” to be female.
Now, however, three actual female athletes who lost to these so-called “transgenders” are suing the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.
Good for them.
Representing the girls is the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which argues that Connecticut’s policy allowing students to compete based on their “gender identity” rather than their biological sex violates Title IX, the federal law designed “to create opportunities for women in education and athletics.” As ADF attorney Christiana Holcomb put it, “Girls deserve to compete on a level playing field. Forcing them to compete against boys isn’t fair, shatters their dreams, and destroys their athletic opportunities. 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.”
Siding with the state is, naturally, the American Civil Liberties Union, which ridiculously asserts that the girls’ suit represents “a dangerous distortion of both law and science in the service of excluding trans youth from public life.” Now there’s some twisted doublespeak.
One of the “transgender” athletes, Andraya Yearwood, sought to defend himself, saying, “I have known two things for most of my life: I am a girl and I love to run. There is no shortage of discrimination that I face as a young black woman who is transgender. I have to wake up every day in a world where people who look like me face so many scary and unfair things. I am lucky to live in a state that protects my rights and to have a family that supports me. That is what keeps me going.”
These two biologically male athletes have won 15 women’s state championships since 2017 and, according to ADF, have “taken away more than 85 opportunities to participate in higher-level competitions from female track athletes in the 2017, 2018, and 2019 season alone.”
It was only a matter of time before this abomination ended up in the courts. Here’s hoping the girls prevail.