ADF attorneys represent female track competitors
marginalized by Connecticut’s allowance of boys in their events
HARTFORD, Conn. – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing three female high-school track competitors and their mothers filed suit in federal court Wednesday to challenge Connecticut’s policy of allowing males to compete in girls’ sports—a policy that robs female athletes of opportunities because of the physical advantages of males.
Ever since the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference adopted a policy that allows males who identify as female to compete in girls’ athletic events, boys have consistently deprived Selina Soule, Alanna Smith, and Chelsea Mitchell of honors and opportunities to compete at elite levels. Mitchell, for example, would have won the 2019 state championship in the women’s 55-meter indoor track competition, but because two males took first and second place, she was denied the gold medal. Soule and Smith likewise have been denied medals and/or advancement opportunities.
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Case Name: Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools
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