Female Athletes Sue NCAA Over Transgender Competitors

By Bo Beard | May 6, 2024

Riley Gaines

Riley Gaines and Others File Lawsuit Against NCAA Over Transgender Athlete Policy.

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Riley Gaines, a former Kentucky swimmer, along with a group of 16 current and former college female athletes, has filed a lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) in Georgia, alleging violations of Title IX and equal protection rights in relation to transgender athlete policies.

The lawsuit

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The lawsuit asserts that the NCAA’s transgender policies discriminate against women, citing instances where female athletes were required to compete alongside transgender women, such as Lia Thomas, a prominent transgender swimmer. The plaintiffs argue that the NCAA’s policies violate Title IX by denying women equal access to separate facilities that protect their bodily privacy.