A transgender woman has filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against CrossFit for denying her entry to compete in the women’s division at the upcoming CrossFit Games because she was born a male, according to TMZ. In the lawsuit, Chloie Jonnson says that CrossFit has violated her civil rights as a woman.
Jonnson, who stands at 5’4″ and 151 pounds, says she is legally recognized by the state of California as a woman. She had sex reassignment surgery back in 2006, and the change is now said to be complete.
CrossFit sent a letter to Jonnson saying “We have simply ruled that based upon [Chloie] being born as a male, she will need to compete in the Men’s Division.”
The letter continued:
But in the letter, CF gets aggressive — saying, “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.”