Female high school track athlete files federal complaint
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September 2019 – Selina Soule is taking her plight to the federal level after failing to qualify for a 2019 track event in New England when two boys identifying as girls ran faster. Represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, Soule and two other girls say their rights under Title IX have been violated.

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference allows students to compete based solely on gender identification. Thus, if a boy claims he identifies as a girl, he is legally permitted to run in the girls’ races.

Female athletes have fought long and hard to gain equal treatment, according to ADF attorney Denise Harle, only to be disadvantaged by boys competing in girls’ sporting events.

“It will be the end of girls’ and women’s-only sports,” observed Doriane Lambelet Coleman, a professor at Duke Law School, “if we make simply gender identity the basis for eligibility.”

lifesitenews.com, 6/19/19; onenewsnow.com, 6/24/19