Chelsea Mitchell, a high school student in Connecticut, defeated a transgender male student at the State Championship. Mitchell had earlier filed a lawsuit against allowing males who have transgendered or have self identified as females from participating in girls sports.
At the event, Mitchell of Canton High School, ran a time of 7.18 seconds, while Terry Miller of Bloomfield High School, came in second on 7.20 seconds. A close one.
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference have since 2017 allowed transgender males to participate in female sports. But that decision has not sat well with most parents who are worried about the safety of their daughters. Since the biological make up of males and females is different cannot be overlooked just because a man self identified as a woman.
Mitchell’s parents together with two other students have since Wednesday last week, filed against the continuity of such unequal participation. However, Glenn Lungarini, the executive director of Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference said their decision is very much in line with Federal and State laws and as such they can only but continue to uphold equality of genders, even in competitions.
Events of girls losing their places to boys due to their biological superiority is very common these days. Years back, a self identified transgender boxer knocked out a woman in the first round. And the later had to be carried out on a wheelchair.
It goes to say that gender has little to do with physical appearance and more to do with the part we don’t get to see.
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