‘Altar Of Transgender Woke-ism’: Indiana AG Takes Action To Keep Boys Out Of Girls’ Sports

The Indiana attorney general is appealing a district court’s decision that allowed a 10-year-old biological male to join a female softball team, according to a Thursday press release.

In July, U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson ruled that a biological male at Indianapolis Public Schools could join the all-girls softball team, despite the state’s law which states that K-12 students must compete with their biological sex, according to the appeal by the attorney general. Attorney General Todd Rokita filed an appeal to the U.S. seventh district court in an attempt to overturn the judge’s decision and uphold the law.

“Forcing female student-athletes to compete against males in women’s sports is an absolute assault on girls’ equality of opportunity and even their physical safety,” Rokita said in a press release. “Males possess certain physiological advantages that make them faster and stronger, and it’s unconscionable to ignore these scientific realities. The Left must stop sacrificing women’s well-being on the altar of transgender woke-ism.”

Indiana’s law prohibiting student athletes from participating in sports with those who are not their biological sex went into effect July 1 after the state’s legislature voted to overrule Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of the bill, according to The Associated Press. Magnus-Stinson’s decision permitting the 10-year-old male to join the softball team went into effect the same day as the law.

“Self-identifying as a girl, as no gender, or as a blend of genders does not negate the advantages that come from being born male,” the attorney general argued in his appeal. “That means transgender athletes born male will outperform athletes born female who have equivalent levels of dedication, training, and skill, displacing those female athletes from rosters and podiums. It would turn Title IX on its head to construe the statute to privilege gender identity, an unprotected characteristic, at the expense of sex, the protected characteristic.”

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Magnus-Stinson and Rokita did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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