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Transgender Athlete Chloie Jonsson Launches Discrimination Lawsuit Against CrossFit

Posted by on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:31 PM
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Transgender Athlete Chloie Jonsson Launches Discrimination Lawsuit Against CrossFit

Chloie Jonsson
Athlete claims CrossFit banned her from competing in the women's division in the upcoming CrossFit games.Facebook

Transgender athlete Chloie Jonsson has filed a $2.5million (£15m) lawsuit against CrossFit for allegedly banning her from competing in the women's division for its annual games.

Jonsson, who weighs 151lbs and is 5Ft 4, claims she was rejected by the fitness company because of gender identity discrimination.

In court documents obtained by TMZ, Jonsson states that although the state of California legally recognises her as a woman, CrossFit has failed to accept her new identity.

She says she underwent gender assignment surgery back in 2006 and refusing her entry into the games, because she was born a man, is a violation of her civil rights as a transgender woman.

According to TMZ, CrossFit sent Jonsson a letter outlining the reasons for not allowing her to compete as a woman when she inquired about entry.

"The fundamental, ineluctable fact is that a male competitor who has a sex reassignment procedure still has a genetic makeup that confers a physical and physiological advantage over women," the letter reads.

"Our decision has nothing to do with 'ignorance' or being bigots -- it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school."

Johnsson is now seeking $2.5m in damages for the alleged emotional distress she suffered as result of the ban.

The CrossFit Games are scheduled to start on 25 July.

by on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:31 PM
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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If she is indeed 'legally' considered a woman, and it seems she is, CrossFit is wrong.

They are imposing what they 'believe' to be truth and well, it isn't always that black and white.

Their statement, if this is true of course, shows their own blatant ignorance.

Bookwormy
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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Well she sure doesn't look like a man. She looks like one hot woman! Hubba!
12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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Wow they actually said that in a letter.  I applaud this organization for not bowing down to PC pressure.  I hope they win the lawsuit.  

12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:40 PM


Quoting FromAtoZ:

If she is indeed 'legally' considered a woman, and it seems she is, CrossFit is wrong.

They are imposing what they 'believe' to be truth and well, it isn't always that black and white.

Their statement, if this is true of course, shows their own blatant ignorance.

What do you mean by what they believe to be true?  

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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Quoting 12hellokitty:


Quoting FromAtoZ:

If she is indeed 'legally' considered a woman, and it seems she is, CrossFit is wrong.

They are imposing what they 'believe' to be truth and well, it isn't always that black and white.

Their statement, if this is true of course, shows their own blatant ignorance.

What do you mean by what they believe to be true?  

Ahh Kitty, you already know the answer.  You just don't like it, nor agree and will never be able to understand.

We've gone down this road numerous times.  Not necessarily you and I but the group, as a whole.

There really is no point and you know this.

paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:53 PM

That was my first thought too,lol.

Quoting Bookwormy: Well she sure doesn't look like a man. She looks like one hot woman! Hubba!




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jcrew6
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:58 PM

2.5 million for emotional distress? 

Sapient.Quaff
by on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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 "The fundamental, ineluctable fact is that a male competitor who has a sex reassignment procedure still has a genetic makeup that confers a physical and physiological advantage over women,"

I don't give a fuck if it's not PC. That's true, it gives an unfair advantage.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Mar. 7, 2014 at 12:59 PM


Quoting jcrew6:

2.5 million for emotional distress? 

That does seem like a ridiculous amount of money.

But I think that with most cases when people sue for emotional distress.

That isn't to say I don't understand her points made and I do feel CF is wrong.  

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Mar. 7, 2014 at 1:30 PM

 I agree, it gives her an unfair physical advantage.

and hell yes, she looks great!

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