The United States Weightlifting Federation will allow transgender athletes to compete in the women’s division after losing a lawsuit.
The transgender athlete JayCee Cooper won a lawsuit against the aforementioned federation, which she accused of discrimination, because they prohibited her from participating in women’s events.
The court that heard the case ordered USA Powerlifting to “cease and desist from all unfair discriminatory practices.”
By court order, the organization must review its policy regarding these issues within two weeks.
The ruling implies that transgender athletes will be able to participate in the female categories of the competitions organized by USA Powerlifting.
“I was fed up with the way they treated me; I was fed up with the way they treated my community, and enough is enough,” Cooper told KARE-TV.
“I feel above all relief. I think we needed a win here, and it feels good to get that,” she added.