Judge Upholds Florida Law Protecting Women's Sports

This week, a judge in Miami, Florida dismissed a lawsuit brought forward by a student who challenged a state law that protects women’s sports from biological male “transgender” athletes.

In the ruling, the judge claimed that the plaintiff, identified as “D.N.,” failed to prove that the law was discriminatory and that it violates Title IX, the federal civil rights legislation (via the South Florida Sun Sentinel):

In a 39-page order dated Monday, U.S. District Judge Roy Altman said the law, dubbed as the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act and also known as SB 1028, does not violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution because its "sex-based classifications are substantially related to the state’s important interest in promoting women’s athletics."

“Today, we were asked whether a law that separates public-school sports teams by biological sex violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,” said Altman, an appointee of former President Donald Trump. ”We find that it does not.”

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