Florida – April 7, 2023 – America’s Future, Inc., a national leader in the fight to preserve individual rights, promote American values and traditions, and protect the nation’s Constitutional Republic, announced that it submitted an Amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Soule, et al v Connecticut Association of Schools, Inc., Dkt. No. 21-1365 (2nd Cir. 2021).
The brief was filed on March 30, 2023 in support of four female student-athlete plaintiff-appellants aggrieved by a “transgender participation” policy adopted by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) in 2013, requiring member high schools to allow participation in sex-specific sports based on a student’s professed gender rather than, and regardless of, the student’s actual biological sex in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
The brief argues that “[i]nstead of providing the same opportunities in sports to female students that are available to male students, the CIAC policy opens up female sports to males as long as those males ‘identify’ as females…”
“Trans mania has become a weapon of destruction in our society and must end,” said Mary O’Neill, Executive Director of America’s Future. “The Second Circuit has a chance to right a wrong in this specific case for these young women and to help stop the escalation of mayhem in our schools and communities caused by disastrous policies such as the one in question that undermine the fabric of our country. We pray the Second Circuit sees the light and makes the right decision.”
As background on the case, the female student-athletes originally filed the suit at the trial level to invalidate the policy, claiming losses of achievements, including those incurred when biological males, competing as females, captured limited qualifying spots in state finals and championships, placing those same acclaimed spots just out of reach from all the biological female high school athletes.
They lost at the trial level and on appeal, but on February 13, 2023, the Second Circuit, on its own volition, granted rehearing en banc on certain issues.
As our brief explains, the en banc court has the opportunity to reverse the appellate court and vacate the trial court’s dismissal, preventing hazards and dangers young female athletes, and all of America confront “by not rewarding boys who seek to compete unfairly with girls…statute and regulations were adopted well prior to the current trans mania in order to protect girls’ sports, giving every indication that [the lower court] ruled in error, disregarding the objective truths, including that the plaintiffs female students athletic records unfairly diminished their accomplishments.”
To read more details about this filing, along with several other briefs filed by America’s Future, please visit our Law & Policy page.