The Boston Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will investigate discrimination of female athletes by allowing transgender boys to compete against them.
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference allows biological men, high school students, who claim to feel like women, to compete in girls’ sporting events, explained The College Fix.
The result of this measure has been dramatic for young athletes who are losing almost all the competitions in which these transgender boys participate, said The Fix.
The boys are beating all the previous records set by the girls and setting new records that are unachievable for biological women.
“CIAC’s policy and its results directly violate the requirements of Title IX, a federal regulation designed to protect equal athletic opportunities for women and girls,” said a statement from The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which represents the three young athletes who have formally requested an investigation.
Selina Soule and two other students, who participate anonymously for fear of the consequences, said they have suffered reprisals since they began to question this new Transgender Participation Policy.
“Female athletes deserve to compete on a level playing field. Forcing them to compete against boys makes them spectators in their own sports, which is grossly unfair and destroys their athletic opportunities,” ADF legal counsel Christiana Holcomb said in the statement.
The adoption of what are called “inclusive” policies in sports competitions has opened the door to tortious uses of the regulations, warns the ADF.
These measures allow biological men, who do not meet the necessary standard in male competitions, to access the benefits derived from top positions in female sports, such as university scholarships.
“Selina and her fellow female athletes train countless hours in hope of the personal satisfaction of victory, an opportunity to participate in state and regional meets, or a chance at a college scholarship,” Holcomb said.
“But girls competing against boys know the outcome before the race even starts. Boys will always have physical advantages over girls; that’s the reason we have women’s sports and the reason we look forward to OCR’s investigation,” Holcomb added.