Female Runners Try New Legal Challenge To Bio Males In Their Sport

Opening arguments have begun in a federal appeals court in the case Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools, in which four female high school track athletes are opposing biological males competing in their sport and effectively winning all of the races and breaking their records.

  • The original case that essential sought to end biological males from competing in girls track in Connecticut was dismissed by a federal judge in 2021.
  • Now attorneys for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing the female runners, are trying the case under Title IX.
  • The opening argument started Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
  • “The Biden administration has its head in the sand and is not paying attention to the real world impact of gender identity policies and how devastating they are for female athletes,” said ADF senior counsel Christiana Kiefer. “I was actually really encouraged by the questions from the bench in court on Thursday 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.”
  • The case centers on four high school athletes in Connecticut who argued two biological male athletes who identify as transgenders began to dominate their sport and the competition.
  • The biological males named also do not want the girls’ records to reflect what would have been wins and high level awards had they not competed in races.