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Transgender Athlete Sues CrossFit

TransgenderFor years, we have seen how the federal government struggles to fight discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, but obviously the misconduct remains to be prevalent everywhere up to present.  

An elite fitness center is now in hot water after a transgender athlete sued it for not letting her compete in the women’s division at its upcoming game event.

Media sources have it that Chloie Jonnson had filed a discrimination lawsuit against CrossFit.

In her lawsuit, Jonnson claimed that she was not allowed to compete in the women’s division by the fitness center giant in its upcoming CrossFit Games because she was born male.

Meanwhile, CrossFit reiterated in its letter sent to media that Jonnson need to compete in the Men’s Division. It argued the fact that although the athlete already had a sex reassignment procedure, she still has the genetic structure that provides both physiological and physical advantage over women, according to a news report.

Jonnson is seeking for at least $2.5 million in damages in her lawsuit.

For others, while CrossFit opens its door for transgender athletes, it apparently kills fairness and equality of the competition on the other hand.

 

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