The battle over trans athletes, and their inherent advantage over young girls, continues to rage.
Republicans in one state, however, say they’re standing up to the liberal “woke” elites in an effort to defend young girls.
Wisconsin’s Republican led state assembly passed a bill Wednesday to prevent trans athletes from competing against young girls in sports. Athletes like this have competed and dominated in other states around the country.
“He can say today he’s going to veto it, but I hope there’s the public outcry we’ve been hearing,” Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said. “We want to make sure, especially under Title IX, women have the right to competitive sports.”
That bill will now go to the state’s governor, who has signaled he will likely veto.
But this is just the latest of multiple states and individuals to take on this issue.
Female high school track athlete Chelsea Mitchell has partnered with Alliance Defending Freedom to challenge the unfair rules allowing biological males to compete against girls.
“I’ve lost four women’s state championship titles, two all-New England awards, and numerous other spots on the podium to male runners,” Mitchell said. “I was bumped to third place in the 55-meter dash in 2019, behind two male runners. With every loss, it gets harder and harder to try again. That’s a devastating experience. It tells me that I’m not good enough; that my body isn’t good enough; and that no matter how hard I work, I am unlikely to succeed, because I’m a woman.”
Mitchell has joined with other athletes like her to take a stand.
“That experience is why three of my fellow female athletes and I filed a lawsuit last year with Alliance Defending Freedom against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC): because girls and women shouldn’t be stripped of their right to fair competition,” Mitchell continued. “The CIAC allows biological males to compete in girls’ and women’s sports. As a result, two males began racing in girls’ track in 2017. In the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons alone, these males took 15 women’s state track championship titles (titles held in 2016 by nine different girls) and more than 85 opportunities to participate in higher level competitions that belonged to female track athletes. That’s because males have massive physical advantages. Their bodies are simply bigger and stronger on average than female bodies. It’s obvious to every single girl on the track.”