Attorneys Ask Connecticut Judge to Recuse After Forbidding Reference to Transgender Athletes as Males

by Shelby Talcott

Attorneys for three female high school track stars embroiled in a lawsuit aimed at preventing biological males from competing in their sport asked the judge to recuse himself Saturday because he refused to allow them to call the transgender athletes “males.”

The girls – Selina Soule, Alana Smith and Chelsea Mitchell – are being represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a conservative Christian nonprofit organization.

The lawsuit was filed in February against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and is fighting against their policy that students can compete based on what gender they identify as.

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