Transgender lifter Mary Gregory (Image: @75marylifts)
Transgender lifter Mary Gregory (Image: @75marylifts)

USA Powerlifting has been ordered by a Minnesota state court to revise its policy within two weeks and allow biological men who identify as women to compete in women’s divisions, following an anti-discrimination lawsuit. The ruling requires the organization to “cease and desist from all unfair discriminatory practices,” which in this case means limiting inclusion based on gender identity.

The original complaint was filed in 2019 by JayCee Cooper, a trans-identifying man who accused the organization of violating the state’s Human Rights Act by barring men from female competitions. Cooper filed a lawsuit against USA Powerlifting in state court in 2021. USA Powerlifting may appeal this decision, as this ruling creates an obvious issue for the future of the female division in powerlifting, as men will begin to regularly win competitions and set new records for major lifts in the female categories.

The ruling states that making a person pretend to be something different is harmful and sends an implicit message that who they are is less than, which is the essence of separation and segregation, and is what the Minnesota Human Rights Act prohibits. Cooper, the plaintiff, said that he was fed up with the way he and his community were being treated and felt relieved by the verdict.

However, USA Powerlifting disagrees with the court’s conclusions and aims to balance the needs of both biological women, as well as male-to-female transgender women, whose capacities differ significantly in purely strength sports.

The Minnesota state court that ruled on the USA Powerlifting case stated:

“The harm is in making a person pretend to be something different, the implicit message being that who they are is less than,”

“That is the very essence of separation and segregation, and it is what the [Minnesota Human Rights Act] prohibits.”

According to a study published by the National Library of Medicine, during male puberty, males begin to create a significantly higher amount of testosterone than females – about 20 times more – leading to circulating testosterone levels that are approximately 15 times greater in healthy young men compared to women of a similar age. This extreme difference in testosterone production creates extreme athletic and overall strength differences between males and females, resulting in extremely unfair competition when the two sexes are forced to go toe-to-toe athletically.

The issue of transgender inclusion in sports has been ongoing for years, and while some sports have created new categories for trans-identifying athletes, most organizations are reluctant to do so, as the turnout for these competitions is typically extremely low.


  1. We might as well say adult athletes who want to compete in teen sports go for it. If they feel and look 16 years old they should be able to compete in their sports. We had an Upside down world we are living in.

    1. Separate our Nation into 2 different entities .Open borders ,kill babies ,big brother government for all, any woke ideas ,people declaring their chosen sex ,et al >On the opposition , Bill of Rights ( Constitution ) and most issues put forth by the other group ..In GOD we trust >>>>

  2. This is as ridiculous as it stands. I can not believe I’m having a discussion about this. The courts seem to not care about their own daughters fair play to compete.

  3. One can NOT “transition” between the two (2) biological sexes. “Trans-persons” are only exposing others to their personal sexual-activity preferences and as such is forced acquisition to unwanted sexual advancements, tantamount to mental rape.

  4. Stop all the Transgender BS. Regarding sports it is a misdemeanor to women’s sports only. There is a solution. Resorting to common sense….organize a transgender league and let them compete with their own kind.

  5. All sports that are allowing men to compete in women’s sports is wrong. God made men with more strength and different hormones and there is no changing that with skirts and nail polish. Men are being allowed to destroy sports meant for women.

  6. Idiots! Ehen they have all the trannies winning every place in women’s events you can all suffer the fallout from lawsuits to boycotting of events by women to the point there won’t be a sport. Apparently you need to lose in the pocketbooks before you pull your heads out of your rear Powerlifting organizations.

  7. Woman have been Whining They want Equality, Then Whine when they Find out they aren.t QUAL even to a WEAKLY Trans. Women are just Whiners.

  8. As a man in women’s sports saids it all . Your a pussy and can’t win compete against other men so you go after a weaker sex to feel like a man. That alone makes you men the biggest pussys out there. Bet you sit down to pee too.

  9. I think I’ll be a transgender horse today!
    Tomorrow I’ll be a multi trillionaire with unlimited resources!

  10. Gender Identity Your Arse, Sexual Preference is More like it…..And that has Never made a Male, Female or Female, Male to anyone with simple common sense….

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