By Natacha Larnaud
The families of three high school girls who run track and field in Connecticut are suing in an attempt to bar transgender students from competing in girls’ sports.
The three student-athletes — Chelsea Mitchell, Alanna Smith and Selina Soule — filed the suit in federal court Wednesday to challenge the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s policy of allowing transgender athletes to participate.
According to Christiana Holcomb, the attorney representing the girls, Connecticut’s policy “robs female […]
So proud to stand with Selina, Alanna, and Chelsea! These three Connecticut girls are fighting for fairness in girl’s high school sports. #LetsStandWithThem #Girls #Sports #Athletes #Transgender #TransgenderAthletes #CTPolitics @SaveWomensSport @ciacsports pic.twitter.com/ZbYGI1k8eA
— Sue Hatfield (@SusanHatfield) February 12, 2020
Three cis girls actually filed a lawsuit in CT today claiming that they face irreparable harm & sex discrimination because their trans peers are able to participate fully in school life. Imagine that being your legacy into adulthood? Urging the state to police young Black women.
— Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) February 13, 2020
While this attack is happening in court, 15 states have bills attacking trans student athletes. Three of those states — Alabama, Arizona and Colorado — have a committee hearing tomorrow.https://t.co/dioitPer9w
— ACLU (@ACLU) February 12, 2020