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Gaines leads 16 female athletes suing NCAA for allowing male-born athletes to compete as women

Posted on AllSides March 15th, 2024
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Sixteen female athletes led by All-American swimmer Riley Gaines filed a federal lawsuit against the NCAA, accusing the organization of violating Title IX by allowing male-born athletes to compete in women’s sports based on gender identity.

The landmark class-action lawsuit also named the University System of Georgia, which includes Georgia Tech, home of the 2022 NCAA women’s swimming championships at which transgender swimmer Lia Thomas became the first known male-born competitor to capture a Division I women’s title.

“The NCAA cannot continue to run from accountability and responsibility in upholding the federal...

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