'The Government Has Reconsidered the Matter': Biden DOJ Withdraws from Federal Transgender Athlete Case Backed by Trump DOJ

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And so it continues.

In line with Joe Biden’s January executive order that, along with other ridiculous edicts, bans discrimination against transgender women athletes who choose to participate in women’s sports, the Biden Justice Department on Tuesday withdrew government support for a federal lawsuit — originally backed by the Trump Justice Department — in Connecticut challenging a policy that allows transgender women athletes to race in women’s track competitions.


As reported by usnews.com, Connecticut allows high school athletes to compete in sports according to their gender identity. The lawsuit filed by several female runners claimed that they had been deprived of wins, state titles, and athletic opportunities by being forced to compete against two transgender sprinters. Who knew?

Donald Trump agreed. As a result, the DOJ, under his administration in March 2020, filed a statement of interest in the lawsuit, which sought to change the policies of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. William Barr, the Attorney General at the time, argued that the unfair competition violated Title IX, which defends equal opportunities for females.

Biden and the Democrats of course view it differently.


Upon signing the “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation,” Biden declared: “Transgender girls are girls and every woman and girl deserves protection against discrimination. Period.” So that’s that, girls — like it or lump it.

So let it be done. On Tuesday, the statement of interest was withdrawn.

The Justice Department and the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights withdrew their support for the case, ahead of a scheduled Friday hearing on a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham and other officials said in a simple statement that “the government has reconsidered the matter.”

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) argues it is simply following “guidance” from state law that says students should be accommodated according to their preferred gender identity.

Conversely, The Alliance Defending Freedom, which filed the federal complaint, argued that the CIAC is violating the equal rights of female athletes. ADF legal counsel Christiana Holcomb called “female athletes competing against boys” “grossly unfair.”


“Girls deserve to compete on a level playing field. Forcing female athletes to compete against boys is grossly unfair and destroys their athletic opportunities.”

Selena Soule, one of the female athletes charging discrimination, says races involving transgender athletes are over before they begin.

“Now when we line up in front of our blocks, and the starter calls us to get into position, we all know how the race will end. We can’t win.”

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights under the Trump administration had sent letters last spring and summers threatening to cut off some federal funding to Connecticut school districts that followed the policy.

The irony of course is the self-righteous Democrat Party’s decades-long claim that it and it alone is “the party of women’s rights,” engaged in a heroic battle against the wicked Republican Party and its “war on women.”

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer & Co. are trampling on the very people and the very rights they claim to defend— in deference to the insane world of the far-left — women and girls be damned. As I’ve said in the past, the rights of the LGBTQ crowd are at least one notch higher on the progressive totem poll so worshipped by the left.


So the insanity continues. Why do I feel like things are going to get a whole lot more insane before they even have a chance of getting saner?

February 2020 video of the three high school track athletes and their mothers discussing their filing of the federal lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s policy of allowing transgender girls to compete in girls’ sports.


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