A historic win for transgender rights in sports

JayCee Cooper

In a long-awaited decision in Gender Justice’s lawsuit on behalf of transgender athlete JayCee Cooper against USA Powerlifting, the court handed down a favorable summary judgment ruling, finding that USA Powerlifting discriminated against Cooper in violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act when it denied her entry to participate in powerlifting competitions because she is a trans woman. This decision is a groundbreaking victory for trans inclusion in sports nationwide, and for the growth and success of women’s sports overall.

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