What civil liberty is this exactly?

The Connecticut ACLU is working with the two trans-identified high school boys who race with the girls and scoop up all the prizes.

Two transgender high school track and field athletes responded Wednesday to a Title IX complaint alleging that the runners prevented other female runners from top finishes and potentially from college scholarships.

The complaint filed earlier this week on behalf of three female track and field athletes in Connecticut argues that the two transgender runners, both of whom were assigned male at birth but identify as female, have “competitive advantages.” The complaint seeks to overturn the policy of the state’s high school athletics governing board, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which allows athletes to compete based on the gender they identify with.

Both boys are visibly much taller and more muscular than the girls on the team. Of course they have competitive advantages, and of course they’re taking advantage of trans mania to win races they would otherwise lose.

“I have faced discrimination in every aspect of my life and I no longer want to remain silent,” said Bloomfield High track and field standout Terry Miller, one of the two transgender athletes cited in the complaint. “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.”

It’s not unfair for boys to race against boys.

I wonder how supportive Terry Miller would be if all the fastest boys “identified as girls” and joined him in competing against the actual girls.

Miller, along with Andraya Yearwood, who attends Cromwell High, have been working with the American Civil Liberties Union as the complaint begins to unfold. Miller won the State Open 200-meter title for the second straight year in 2019 and won the Class S titles in the 100 and 200, as well as the New England 200-meter championship. Yearwood, who is also transgender, finished third in the 100 meters in Class S and fourth in the 100 in the State Open.

Because they were competing against girls.

The national American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney also issued a statement Wednesday, calling it “heartbreaking.”

Attacking two black young women who are simply participating in the sport they love just because they are transgender is wrong, it is dangerous, and it is distorts Title IX, which is a law that protects all students on the basis of sex,” ACLU attorney Chase Strangio said. “Efforts to undermine Title IX by claiming it doesn’t apply to a subset of girls will ultimately hurt all students.”

On the basis of sex: men are not women and women are not men.

Boys are not “a subset of girls,” even if they are trans. Boys are not girls.

Title IX:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Miller and Yearwood are boys and should compete with boys. Saying boys should compete with boys is not exclusion or denial of benefits or discrimination.

The Connecticut ACLU has been tweeting about this a lot. Tough shit, girls, you lose.

https://twitter.com/acluct/status/1141833116367106050

Goodbye girls. You can always go back to knitting.

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