(TheFreedomFlag.com) – Three female teen athletes are taking legal action after they were forced to compete against biological males.
The track runners from Connecticut argue in their lawsuit that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has created an unfair advantage against biological women by allowing grans girls to compete.
As it stands, 17 states currently allow transgender runners and athletes to compete against biological girls.
Alanna Smith, one of the three girls, told
the Connecticut Post that she didn’t believe it was fair for any boy to compete
“That biological unfairness doesn’t go away because of what someone believes about gender identity. All girls deserve a chance to compete on a level playing field,” she said.
Smith is joined by fellow students Selina Soule and Chelsea Mitchell in the lawsuit.
An attorney from the Alliance Defending freedom, Christiana Holcomb, also told the Connecticut Post that “Forcing female athletes to compete against males is not fair and destroys these girls’ athletic opportunities.”
Holcomb, speaking at a press conference hosted in the state Capitol, explained how CIAC had introduced the unfair policy in 2017. She claimed that biologically male athletes have “taken 15 women’s state championship titles” away from biologically female athletes.
Reaffirming their respect for individuals, Smith also said that their lawsuit was “nothing to do with lifestyle” but instead about “fairness of play.”
Chelsea Mitchell, who is quick enough to win the state track championships, has failed to take home a medal because biological males competed in the race. Her mother, Christina Mitchell, said that it’s tough to hear “your daughter has the right to participate, but not to win.”
Holcomb explained that their first course of action was to get a preliminary injunction that would end the policy and allow girls to only compete against other biological females. She also explained that, while CIAC “may pretend that it’s progressive,” it is actually violating Title IX.
A representative for CIAC said that they would provide an official response after they have had a chance to review the lawsuit. However, in the meantime, said that they “believe that its current policy is appropriate under both state and federal law, and it has been defending that policy in the complaint that was filed previously with the Office of Civil Rights.”
CIAC suggests that the policy was adopted back in 2013 as a result of consultations with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights, the National Federation of State High School Associations, and the Office of Civil Rights.
The three girls bravely standing up to the transgender lobby are now at loggerheads with big progressive players like the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, which explained they were “in solidarity with Andraya Yearwood, Terry Miller, and all other transgender student athletes in the Constitution State.”These young girls better be careful. Criticizing the trans movement is a cardinal sin to progressive liberals.