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Connecticut high-school athlete Chelsea Mitchell (Courtesy Alliance Defending Freedom) We cannot have an honest debate when one side attempts to eliminate biological reality and the words that reflect it.

America is at a dangerous crossroads. If Americans are unable to speak their beliefs and opinions, liberty is meaningless. But today, we are not only seeing the suppression of opinions. We’re also seeing outright censorship of scientific fact.

My client Chelsea Mitchell recently placed an op-ed in USA Today to recount her experiences as a female track athlete lining up against male competitors. Chelsea is an elite female athlete, one of the most accomplished to cross finish lines in the state of Connecticut. But the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), which oversees high-school athletic competition in the state, adopted a policy that allows males to identify as female and to compete against girls.

Males have large and insurmountable physical advantages over females. In fact, this is why Title IX of the Civil Rights Act exists: It creates fair competition for women and girls everywhere. Connecticut ignored federal law, and girls paid the price. Two males took 15 state championship titles, set 17 new individual meet records, and denied girls more than 85 opportunities to advance to the next level of competition. Chelsea personally lost four state-championship titles to two males as a result of this policy. Another one of our clients, Selina Soule, has stated that when she lines up against males, she knows the race is over before it even begins.

Chelsea is taking a stand to be a voice for her fellow female athletes and the young girls who will follow in her footsteps. She was able to be that voice in the pages of one of America’s largest newspapers — that is, until that newspaper decided to stealth-edit her story.

Chelsea has always been gracious and honest about her experience with the CIAC policy. A few days after USA Today published Chelsea’s op-ed in its original form, editors there arbitrarily decided to censor her piece and add an editor’s note, saying, “We regret that hurtful language was used.” What was

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