Four former Connecticut high school female athletes have filed a lawsuit against the state for its policy allowing biological male transgender students to participate in women’s sports.
Selina Soule, a track athlete in Connecticut, is suing over the “unfair” transgender sports policy.
Soule argues that the policy puts female athletes at a disadvantage.
She appeared on Fox News and dropped the hammer by declaring that women’s sports are being “robbed.”
Soule said: “I lost out on qualifying spots for the meets, better placement, and possibly even scholarship opportunities.
“It was a very frustrating and heartbreaking thing to have to go through.
“I just want to ensure that no other little girl has to experience the pain and heartbreak that I went through in high school.”
Records matter. That’s why we asked the appellate court to reverse the lower court’s dismissal and allow these brave young women to make their full case under #TitleIX. Girls deserve #fairplay in sports. #SaveWomensSports https://t.co/DFMwu9ZuDW
— Christiana (Holcomb) Kiefer (@ChristianaADF) September 29, 2022
Christiana Kiefer, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, claims the inclusion of transgender protections is a “complete redefinition” of Title IX.
“That’s not only unlawful but, as we’ve seen in the state of Connecticut, will absolutely devastate women’s sports,” Kiefer said.
“Multiple times, our clients were the fastest girl in a race, and they were not acknowledged as such,” she added.
“Girls like Selina deserve to compete on a level playing field.”
“I was actually really encouraged by the questions from the bench in court on Thursday,” Kiefer said after a court appearance, “because I think the court understands that records are important and it’s that is a basis to continue moving forward with the case and allowing us to make our full arguments and focus under Title IX.”
“Chelsea Mitchell, four times, was the fastest female athlete in a state championship race, and was never named state champion in those races because biological males bumped her down in the rankings.” Mitchell wrote in USA Today earlier.
Praying today for our courageous female athletes and their attorneys as they advocate for #fairness in oral arguments today.
— Alliance Defending Freedom (@ADFLegal) September 29, 2022