WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has agreed to investigate the complaint of three female high school track competitors who state that they are being unfairly discriminated against in that two boys who identify as girls have been allowed to compete against them. One student who has publicly come forward says that she and the other girls have been denied opportunities to succeed and gain scholarships because their male competitors far exceed them.
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) recently adopted a policy allowing students to compete in sports in accordance with their “gender identity,” stating that “[t]he CIAC is committed to providing transgender student athletes with equal opportunities to participate in CIAC athletic programs consistent with their gender identity.”
Because of this policy, two biological boys, who goes by the names Andrea Yearwood and Terry Miller, were permitted to join the girls track team at their school and compete as females, moving on to the New England regionals.
However, one of the female competitors, Selina Soule, who attends Bloomfield High School, doesn’t think it is fair that she wasn’t able to qualify for the 55-meter race at the regionals because Yearwood and Miller took two of the top spots. She came in eighth.
“When I’m at the start of the race, when I’m lining up and getting into my blocks, everyone already knows the outcome. Those two athletes are going to come up and two, and everyone knows it,” she told the
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