Saturday, February 27, 2021

Good News

I normally only have one post today but there is court action that happened yesterday that could turn out to be good news for us.

Yesterday the court heard the trans athlete case here in Connecticut,
By Pat Eaton-Robb // Associated Press
February 26, 2021

Lawyers for several school districts and the organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut went before a federal judge Friday seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit that would prevent transgender girls in the state from competing in girls’ sports.

The lawsuit was filed a year ago by several cisgender runners who argue they have been deprived of wins, state titles and athletic opportunities by a state policy that allowed two transgender sprinters to compete against them.
Defense attorney Joshua Block argued the CIAC policy doesn’t deny any girl a meaningful opportunity to participate in sports, but that overturning it would violate the Title IX rights of transgender girls.

“No court, no agency has ever defined a participation opportunity as winning an equal number of trophies,” he argued. “The plaintiffs in this case are accomplished athletes who have gained a great deal from the athletic opportunities offered them and they’ve won national acclaim from that, but there’s room enough on the podium for everyone. And accommodating the interests of these particular athletes doesn’t require schools to shove aside girls who are transgender and deny them participation opportunities too.”
So one of the questions that the lawyers asked is what damage has been done to the plaintiffs? They both took part in the girls sport programs and they both got athletic scholarships. As far as I can see the plaintiffs only problem is they don’t like trans people.

But the best part is,
By Associated Press
February 24, 2021

The Biden administration has withdrawn government support for a federal lawsuit in Connecticut that seeks to ban transgender athletes from participating in girls' high school sports. Connecticut allows high school athletes to compete in sports according to their gender identity. The lawsuit was filed a year ago by several cisgender runners who argue they have been deprived of wins, state titles and athletic opportunities by being forced to compete against two transgender sprinters. The Justice Department and the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights withdrew their support for the case ahead of a hearing scheduled for Friday on a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
However… You know that this case is going all the way to the Supreme Court no matter who wins. The defendants will appeal naturally if they lose and the plaintiffs will appeal so not to set precedent nationally. I believe that the plaintiffs’ attorney who is from the conservative Alliance Defending Freedom, they are not in it for the plaintiffs but rather they are handling the case to set precedent, they want to block all trans athletes from participating in sports and I believe that there might be another motive behind the case, supporting the Republican’s anti-trans legislation across the country. Here in Connecticut there have been three bills introduced blocking trans athletes form high school sports.

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