Teens Sue to Block Transgender Athletes in Girls' Sports

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A group of Connecticut high school athletes filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to prevent transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports.

The Associated Press reported that the Alliance Defending Freedom is representing three track and field athletes – Selina Soule, Chelsea Mitchell and Alanna Smith – that believe that biologically male athletes have prevented them from winning track titles and earning scholarships.

“Mentally and physically, we know the outcome before the race even starts,” said Smith, who is a sophomore at Danbury High School and the daughter of former Major League pitcher Lee Smith. “That biological unfairness doesn’t go away because of what someone believes about gender identity. All girls deserve the chance to compete on a level playing field.”

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