High School Girls Challenge Transgender Participation in Female Sports

| February 14, 2020

A transgendered athlete finished first in this race. Realistically, the real winner of that race was the first biological female to cross the finish line. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

The families of three female high school athletes have filed a lawsuit in federal court. This lawsuit challenges the decision to allow transgendered athletes to compete directly with females. The article lists males as having a disadvantage; they may have meant that males have a physical advantage.

The actual argument is that biologically, male athletes have an advantage over female athletes. Female athletes, who would normally win, are losing the top positions to biologically male athletes who identify as female.

From Fox News:

Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School; Chelsea Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School; and Alanna Smith, a sophomore at Danbury High School, announced the lawsuit in a press conference on the steps of the state capitol in Hartford Thursday, the Washington Post reported.

Our dream is not to come in second or third place, but to win, fair and square,” Mitchell said. “All we’re asking for is a fair chance.”

The three are arguing that competing against biologically male athletes has denied them the chance to win medals and achieve scholarship opportunities.

Alliance Defending Freedom, an American conservative Christian nonprofit, is representing the girls in the federal lawsuit, months after initially filing a related Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. It remains under investigation by the DOE’s Office for Civil Rights.

Transgendered personnel may identify as the opposite gender from their natural gender. They may be involved with medical procedures to “make them” more “female”. Biologically; however, they’re still males. This gives them an advantage similar to how certain performance enhancers give athletes an advantage over those who don’t use these enhancers.

For their part, the transgendered athletes are arguing in favor of their being able to continue to compete against natural females.

From Fox News, the same article:

I have faced discrimination in every aspect of my life and I no longer want to remain silent,” Miller said. “I am a girl and I am a runner. I participate in athletics just like my peers to excel, find community, and meaning in my life. It is both unfair and painful that my victories have to be attacked and my hard work ignored.”

Yearwood said she also has been hurt by the efforts to “tear down my successes.”

“I will never stop being me!” she said in her statement. “I will never stop running! I hope that the next generation of trans youth doesn’t have to fight the fights that I have. I hope they can be celebrated when they succeed not demonized. For the next generation, I run for you!

The American Civil Liberties Union sought to intervene on Miller and Yearwood’s behalf, writing on Twitter that “this lawsuit is clearly about trans students, yet those students have no voice in the lawsuit. This is wrong. We at the ACLU will be seeking to intervene in this lawsuit as a new party, to give trans students a voice.”

Using drugs or other enhancers, that give someone a competitive advantage, are usually banned. Those involved with these drugs/enhancers are either disqualified before the competition or stripped of their competition awards if such use is discovered.

This concept could be applied to transgendered athletes. Like everybody else qualified to do so, transgendered athletes have opportunities to compete in athletics. However, they should have transgendered categories.

Transgendered “women” against other transgendered “women”. Ditto with transgendered “men” competing against other transgendered “men”. They could also be required to compete in the same category as their natural gender.

Fox News has details here.

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  1. AW1Ed says:

    This has been so blindingly obvious I’m quite surprised it’s taken this long for lawsuits to be filed.

    Best of luck, ladies. If trans men want to compete they can compete with other trans men. Problem solved.

  2. Poetrooper says:

    One question: What locker room do these “ladies” use?

    If I had a daughter/athlete, I damned sure wouldn’t want her in the same one, no matter how much smoke the Democrats try to blow up our asses about gender “neutrality”.

    • Deckie says:

      One of our nation’s Maritime College’s had an issue like that recently with transgender cadets. The female berthing did NOT want them and neither did the male berthing. The dean proposed putting them up in officer’s country which was promptly shot down.

      Needless fucking headaches caused by deranged folks.

  3. Slow Joe says:

    Heightening the Contradictions ™

  4. David says:

    I used to think you could set limits based on specific genetic markers and hormone levels such as limited testosterone, but I read where even after full reassignment surgery that the birth-males retain substantially higher muscle mass than birth-females (I refuse to use terms like cis if I can help it.) There is only one fair solution – males, females, and confused categories. (I note that in the picture the guy – ahem, ‘trans’ – winning is barely edging out the girls… way to get yer ass almost kicked by a girl, fella! What did you run with the boys, 27th?)

    • Slow Joe says:

      No.

      Having a 3rd category for trans is giving in to the progressives. They will just move the goal posts and come up with something else to keep pushing our society over the cliff.

      The only way is to the defeat the progressives, not to make concessions.

      • Ret_25X says:

        This argument is lost. “Trans whateverism” is our new anti-scientific reality whether we like it or not.

        Our choices now are:

        1. How do we salvage something from this debacle?
        2. Should we let the whole damn thing collapse under its own stupidity and rebuild later?

        that’s it…red or black pill.

    • thebesig says:

      Originally posted by David:

      I refuse to use terms like cis if I can help it.

      “Cis” or “Cisgender” is a term that transgenders use to describe those who are not transgenders. They’ve even rolled out the, “cisgender privilege” card.

      • marinedad61 says:

        Cis…… lol
        Since “straight” (not gay),
        every liberal invented word and label of the opposite
        has a negative connotation.
        Check the accuracy of the meaning of all the “…phobe” labels.

        Oh, because words like “normal” and “biological” are so offensive.

      • Cobrakai99 says:

        To me it shows their ignorance even more. Transalpine Gaul was the part of Gaul in the other side of the Alps. While Cisalpine Gaul was the part of Gaul closer to Rome. The Trans in transsexual is sex in transition. So Cis isn’t even the proper opposite in this case.

  5. Ret_25X says:

    This is going to be very contentious because it is a winner takes all game outcome.

    The true believers ™ will support the trans theory of “all humans are identical”

    The state will argue that this is a “free expression” issue

    The court must weigh the matter between Title IX and state laws concerning gender identity.

    Only the female athletes can lose. Think about that. Only the victims here can lose the case.

    Why? If the court rules in their favor, they can form their own competitive venue and win various “firsts” as early adopters. If the trans side wins, well, they keep winning in the women’s sports.

    • Ret_25X says:

      Corrected last paragraph…smh

      *Why? If the court rules in the girl’s favor, the trans athletes get to have their own sports teams and competitions set up at taxpayer expense.*

  6. USAF RET says:

    Jesus, never thought I’d need a scorecard to answer the old question…..Sex? M F

  7. 5th/77th FA says:

    Took ’em long enough. It’s about time, these dumbasses wanted a legal ruling on how many genders there are? Now maybe the court will legally say that there are only 2. Male and female. Just cause you had a lopmydickoffofme or an addadicktome don’t change what/who you are born as. I can call myself a sparkle ponied unicorn fart but that doesn’t make me cotton candy.

    Anybody else remember ol’ homeboy the tennis player that became Ms Thang the tennis player? She/he/it was winning all the tennis matches til they stepped in and said hell to the nah. Rene’ Richards(?) maybe. You can modify an M1911 to look like a Glock all you want to, it’s still an M1911.

  8. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Wow, if only there were decades of data indicating that male athletes outperform female athletes in virtually every category of sport where strength and speed are the primary indicators of success…

    If anyone had ever kept such records it would have been easy to realize if you cut your dick off you’re still not a woman. If blood tests to determine PSA levels are in your future here’s a newsflash: You sir, are not a woman.

    That said, I really do feel bad for those poor bastards who feel they are born the wrong sex, but as far as pretending they’re no different than any biological female it’s a ridiculous premise on every level. It’s inappropriate to have them compete in the women’s category and they were probably not winning much on the male side either. Perhaps part of the transition involves recognizing that you might not get to do all of the things you had hoped when you transition. Be grateful for things you can do and move forward just like every other fucking human on the planet.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      If the premise is “men and women are interchangeable, and have no meaningful differences” then it is a very short step to “Trans folk are what they say they are”.

      But the bio differences are gigantic. Pharma studies, Olympic records, chromosomes, etc.

      One can ignore reality, but one cannot ignore the consequences.

      “fratricide” doesn’t quite fit this particular legal tiff.

  9. Skyjumper says:

    The lawsuit centers on senior transgender runners Andraya Yearwood of Cromwell High and Terry Miller of Bloomfield, who made national headlines after finishing first and second in the 55-meter dash at the state indoor track championships last winter. Last spring, Miller won the 200-meter dash and was part of the first-place 4×400-meter relay team at the state outdoor championships.

    Yearwood and Miller have won a combined 15 girls state indoor or outdoor championship races since 2017.

    If this was NASCAR, they’ed be under the hood , in the tranny (sorry, bad pun) looking for illegal or non-approved parts.

    Hope these young ladies win this suit.

    https://time.com/5783128/transgender-high-school-runners-lawsuit-connecticut/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/02/12/conn-high-school-girls-file-federal-suit-prevent-transgender-athletes-competing/

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Was just reading on this over at Victory Girls, they had some stats on top women Olympic athletes, and their personal best ever times being beaten something like 15,000 times in one year by men and boys in the same event…Sure sounds like biological differences to me…

      • SFC D says:

        That’s because you’re a mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, trans-phobic Neanderthal. As am I.

        Basically, in order to give “equality” to a few, women’s sports had to be destroyed.

        Yeah, that’s fair and equal.

        • Fyrfighter says:

          Damn SFC D, ya got me described to a “T”…. though you did forget “gun owning”.. at least until that tragic boating accident…

          • SFC D says:

            I would never question a man about whatever guns he may or may not own, and I’m sorry you lost your boat!

  10. Slow Joe says:

    Like others have pointed out before, they are elevating the level of conflict in our society.

    Nobody give a flying eff about transgender. They can do whatever they want, including walking into a mens bathroom while dressed as a woman, since they are still men.

    But, they must raise the level of conflict. So they want to walk into a female bathroom, which of course will provoke resistance from our side, so now they are victims again, and we are evil rscisss homophobes….

    So that’s all they are doing and they will never stop. The moment they win one issue, it is up to the next, to keep disrupting society.

  11. Slow Joe says:

    I remember we were all getting along remarkably well.

    Them the community organizer in chief won the 2008 elections, and elevated the level of societal conflict from almost zero to 100.

    That’s how they play this game.

  12. Comm Center Rat says:

    “Chicks With Dicks” should be a separate category in high school athletic competitions to ensure a level playing field (or running track).

  13. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    We are witnessing the end of girl’s/women’s sports as we know it.
    Instead a long statement that is fairly obvious to most posters/readers here…
    I’ll just let South Park do it much, much better

    • Slow Joe says:

      Wow.

      I can’t believe South Park got away with that.

      How come the howling mass of transwolves didn’t pound on them?

      • Fyrfighter says:

        They probably did.. and since they try to offend EVERYONE, I’d imagine that the guys from Southpark responded in their typical fashion, and told them to F OFF!

  14. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I SO miss the Good Old Days when the phrase “Blowing a tranny” simply meant that you had serious car trouble and needed a Tow Truck!

    • Comm Center Rat says:

      LMAO Also reminds me of Hugh Grant and Eddie Murphy getting busy with a transvestite and transsexual, respectively.

      • RCAF-CHAIRBORNE says:

        I thought Hugh’s was just a run of the mill ghetto crackwhore?
        Ah shit that’s not very PC of me…I mean an Economically Disadvantaged rock cocaine enthusiast sex worker 😉

    • David says:

      “Blew a seal?”
      “No, ice cream!”

  15. Ex-PH2 says:

    Biologically; however, they’re still males. – article

    To ignore genetics is saying “I want what I want and I want it now!”

    Male humans are XX
    Female humans are XY

    There are frequently genetic flaws that produce male babies who are hermaphroditic (with both male and female sex organs on the infant) and there is androgyny, in which a female child displays physical similarities to a male child, usually referred to in slang as “butch”.

    I read about this kind of thing last year, where high school boys who were failures at track & field competition in the all-male category for scholarships declared themselves to be “female” to get those scholarships, cheating the genetically and physically female athletes out of what they were competing for.
    And it is cheating when someone who fails in one category decides to lie his bubble butt ass off to get something that someone else might have been able to get (e.g., scholarships, financial assistance, better schools).
    Unfortunately for these cheaters, they can’t change their genetic structure, period, and never will be able to do so. It’s all hogwash, and – as I’ve said before – always follow the money. Always.

    • xyzzy says:

      I thought males were XY and females are XX?

      ‘Chromosome Y makes you a guy/’

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Hey, I was never ever good a biological genetics. If my sister were here, she’d rap my knuckles for it.

      You’re right – I have it bass ackwards, but that’s what I get for being little old me.

      It’s still hogwash, though.

  16. ninja says:

    Very interesting 4 minute video on this same topic.

    Selina Soule is featured expressing her viewpoint as well as the two Transgenders who also express their viewpoints.

    You Be The Judge.

    https://www.today.com/video/transgender-student-athletes-speak-out-on-title-ix-debate-64626245731

    • Slow Joe says:

      I am scared to click on that link.

      Will I need brain bleach?

      • ninja says:

        SJ:

        No Bleach Brain needed.

        It is an interesting video.

        It is not a joke.

        • Fyrfighter says:

          Ninja,

          hanks for the link I found it telling that the female made a coherent argument based on facts, and the two transgenders just talked about “me, me, me”… In addition, despite what they said, I’m sure no-one would have a problem with those two running with the boys team (from the looks of it, they’d never make the team as slow as they are)

  17. OWB says:

    And I want to be paid as an NBA center. Forget that I’m too short, too old, not a good player – y’all OWE me! I never got the chance to be a professional basketballer, so just let me sit at home and send me the $$. Lots and lots of $$.

    That’s how much sense it makes to let “trans” critters compete in girls/women’s athletics.

  18. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    So just what are these “trans-“ types gonna do come the day when taking hormones and getting your equipment lopped off is no longer a cool trend?

  19. Roh-Dog says:

    Glastonbury and Canton used to be quiet farming towns, places where cows outnumbered people.
    Fast forward two generations and the yuppies have bulldozed the apple orchards to put up their toll brothers mcmansions, Starbucks and yoga studios. Trading farm stands for triple prices at Whole Foods…
    Now they’re pissed that the bastardized philosophy of neoliberalism is keeping their daughters out of contention for scholarships?
    Give me a second to locate my f**ks to give.
    You broke it, you own it.

  20. JustALurkinAround says:

    These fellers are definitely stunning and brave.

    Buckle up, buckarooooooo.

  21. Gina says:

    These girls are victims of the plague of identity politics. I do feel bad for them.

    That said, the same physical capabilities that are deemed an “unfair advantage” when it comes to women’s sports have been deemed irrelevant by feminazis when it comes to serving in the infantry/elite units.

    This is feminism vs trannies. When your enemies are busy fighting each other, feed them both ammo and get the popcorn.

    • Slow Joe says:

      Then at some point they will realize that the OrangeMan and his deplorable supporters are the real enemy, and use the ammo you gave them against us.

  22. Sparks says:

    You folks will love this. My Endocrinologist of many years left his practice. I don’t mean he sent out letters with referral options to his more than 1000 patients. I mean he did not show up one day and told his staff to cancel all future appointments. No letters, no messages, nothing, jus off the face of the planet, gone.

    Now, he was two things. One of the most intelligent physicians I have been treated by, two, so ULTRA liberal he peed Libtard Kool-Aid. I mean he was one of those who would have taken homeless people into his home and given 90% of his income to Bernie.

    Now my primary doctor is the only physician I know who is more medically intelligent than the Endo. He put his ear to the medical grapevine and told me the lowdown at my last appt.

    Get this, this doctor ABANDONS over 1000 patients, many diabetics depending on his care and there are not that many Endocrinologists in the area to go to IF they are accepting new patients and you can get an appointment. Now, for the rest of the story.

    This son of a bitch left people with NO care for potentially months so he could…..get this

    ONLY START PRACTICING TO HELP TRANSGENDER AND TRANS-WHATEVERS on their hormone road to queer-dike happiness.

    Wow, just when you think folks can’t surprise you, you run into another liberal.

  23. Sparks says:

    Why do we test amateur and pro athletes for steroids and other performance enhancers and let these twisted sisters compete against those doing it rightly?

    Why not just let pro athletes compete in the Special Olympics?

    This is just further liberal insanity and I hope the suing parents crush the school district.

    Oh for the days when they stayed in the closet and minded their own business, instead of putting their business in everyones face.