A Step Closer To Kicking Males Out Of Female Sports?
A terrible injustice occurred when an appellate panel dismissed a 2020 lawsuit filed by four female high school runners in Connecticut who lost championships to two males who identified as trans.
There was not much good news for women in 2023 but there was one promising development.
There seems to be a dawning awareness of the harms of transgender ideology to women.
One of these harms involves women’s athletics.
For years, authorities have adopted sketchy, self-serving, unproven theories that deny biological reality. Schools permitted males to compete in female athletics if they “identified” as female. As a result, girls and women routinely lost victories, scholarships and opportunities to males.
Males have an unfair advantage in female sports because their bodies - their lungs, hearts and bones - are naturally bigger and stronger. This is common sense and incontrovertible.
The injustice suffered by female athletes was particularly outrageous in the case of four female high school runners in Connecticut who lost races for years to two trans identifying males. There’s no telling what impact this had on these girls’ college applications, scholarships and future opportunities.
The girls filed a federal lawsuit against the conference governing interscholastic sports challenging its policy to allow male high school students to participate in female athletics. The girls argued this violates Title IX, which bars sex discrimination in education.
The lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge.
The girls appealed to the US. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, based in New York City. The appeal was dismissed by a three-judge panel composed of two judges appointed by former Pres. Barack Obama, Denny Chin and Susan L. Carney and Beth Robinson, an appointee of President Joe Biden. Judge Robinson is the first openly lesbian judge to serve on any circuit court.
The panel said “girls who are cisgender” lack standing because they cannot show a “likelihood” they will be “injured in the future.” By that time, the girls had graduated from high school. Their injuries occurred in 2019.
The lower court decisions were terribly unjust.
Finally some sanity.
Earlier this month, the full Second Circuit appeals court voted to reinstate the girls’ lawsuit. The majority found the lower courts erred when they held the girls lacked standing to bring the case.