Vermont Christian school banned after basketball team forfeits game

by ian

In Vermont, a high school girls’ basketball team was banned from state athletics after they refused to face transgender players.

Mid-Vermont Christian School Coach Chris Goodwin said his team chose to forfeit a playoff game in January when they would’ve faced a biological male on the opposing team. They argued that playing against a male “jeopardizes the fairness of the game and the safety of our players.”

Goodwin said they made the decision based on the conviction that men and women were created differently.

The Vermont Principals’ Association told CNN that their reason for the ban was because the private school cannot “impose their beliefs on students from other public and private schools; deny students from other schools the opportunity to play; or hurt students from other schools because of who those students are.”

Vermont Christian School is now represented by Alliance Defending Freedom in their case against the state ban.