Skip to comments.Court Rules Against Biological Females Over Connecticut Transgender Athlete Policy
Posted on 12/17/2022 5:50:52 PM PST by SeekAndFind
A three-judge appellate panel on Friday dismissed a challenge to Connecticut's transgender athlete policy, after a group of biological females said it was unfair that they have to race against biological males who identify as female.
In its decision, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City upheld a lower court judge's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the policy, brought by four female runners opposed to letting transgender athletes compete in high school sports. According to the judges, the girls lacked standing to sue, calling their claims that they were deprived of wins, state titles and athletic scholarship articles 'speculative.'
"All four Plaintiffs regularly competed at state track championships as high school athletes, where Plaintiffs had the opportunity to compete for state titles in different events," reads the ruling. "And, on numerous occasions, Plaintiffs were indeed “champions,” finishing first in various events, even sometimes when competing against (transgender athletes)."
According to the judges, "Plaintiffs simply have not been deprived of a ‘chance to be champions.’"
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Council argued its policy is designed to comply with a state law that requires all high school students be treated according to their gender identity. It also said the policy is in accordance with Title IX, the federal law that allows girls equal educational opportunities, including in athletics.
The American Civil Liberties Union defended the two transgender athletes at the center of the lawsuit — Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood. -AP
A lawyer for the girls, Christiana Kiefer, said she and other attorneys for the Alliance Defending Freedom are considering how to respond, including a possible appeal to the US Supreme Court to review Friday's decision.
"Our clients, like all female athletes across the country, deserve fair competition," she told AP in a phone interview. "And that means fair and equal quality of competition, and that just does not happen when you’re forced to compete against biological males in their sports."
"The vast majority of the American public recognizes that in order to have fair sports, we have to protect the female category, and I think you’re seeing that trend increasingly with states across the country passing laws to protect women’s sports. ... This is certainly not the end of the road in the fight for fairness for female athletes," Keiver added.
It actually is kind of interesting to have to defend everything self-evidently correct in explicit terms now that everything self-evidently correct has come under attack https://t.co/0ObJ3O7hlJ — Wesley Yang (@wesyang) December 16, 2022
Attorneys on the other side celebrated.
"Today’s ruling is a critical victory for fairness, equality, and inclusion," said ACLU attorney Joshua Block. "This critical victory strikes at the heart of political attacks against transgender youth while helping ensure every young person has the right to play."
In June, a poll conducted by the Washington Post and the University of Maryland found that just 28% of the public supports transgender athletes being allowed to compete in female sports. 68 per cent of respondents believe that trans athletes "would have a competitive advantage over other girls" in youth sports.
As Summit News noted earlier this year, top doctors told the New York Times that transgender swimmer Lia Thomas still has an unfair advantage over biological females despite the athlete having undergone testosterone suppressing therapy.
And in October, female high school athletes in Burlington, Vermont were banned from their own locker room after making complaints to school officials about the inappropriate behavior of a biological male teammate that identifies as trans.
We cannot have biological boys with penises changing next to our daughters in locker rooms, and then have our daughters scolded by the school. This is so backwards. Shame on Vermont! — Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) October 3, 2022
Need I point out the chief skill of successful trial lawyers, no matter what else they may maintain, is to get others to agree with the nonsense they may have to spout in service to their nitwit clients?
“Noah. Noah! Get the boat!”
Good. Women in general are the bigger proponents of this. Nearly every little boy being turned into a little girl is being done so by their mother.
Fruits of the 19th Amendment and feminism.
The legal system has been given over to reprobate mind.
Is there any other kind? All carbon-based life forms, right? No androids? NO robots?
“If there are no absolutes by which to judge society, then society is absolute.” Francis Schaeffer, How Shall We Then Live? (Old Tappan NJ: Fleming H Revell Company, 1976), p. 224.
And how much do you want to bet that the affected females vote for every last Democrat forcing this nonsense down our collective throats, and then have the nerve to complain?
RE: “Noah. Noah! Get the boat!”
It won’t be a flood this time. God saud so (Genesis 9:11 ). But then there was never a promise not to use Fire and Brimstone. :)
>>Fruits of the 19th Amendment and feminism.<<
Hoisted on their own petards.
“When you slide down from up there, honey, make me a sammich!”
Lack standing seems to be a common escape clause for deep state Marxist judges.
The feminization of little boys by mentally ill mothers has long been known but was formerly NOT approved by anyone else.
The judges in this case are cowards avoiding reality.
You and your 19th. Always ahead of me. Snooze and I lose.
They should have just filed a motion that they should not be required to compete against faggots. Since the judicial system is nothing but contempt against moral Christian values anyway. That way it gets more traction in the liberal press stating what it really is.
I got point...
Misogamy on STEROIDS
Girls lack standing in a case claiming they were harmed because they are ..... girls.
Can hardly wait until this makes it to SCOTUS and we can ends this nonsense once and for all.
When truth/reality can be legally defined by the individual, there is NO BASIS for ANY LAW!
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