Female track stars appeal decision forcing competition with transgender athletes

A group of female high school track athletes is appealing a Sunday federal district decision forcing them to compete against transgender athletes.

The case was dismissed by Judge Robert Chatigny on procedural grounds because the two transgender athletes in question have since graduated from high school, making the case moot. Chatigny wrote, however, that if more transgender students should enter the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, he could see a reason to bring back the case.

“Defendants’ counsel have represented that they know of no transgender student who will be participating in girls’ track at that time,” he wrote. “It is still theoretically possible that a transgender student could attempt to do so.”