In 2006, Chloie Johnson underwent sex reassignment surgery to become legally recognized as a woman by the State of California. But she was denied her requst to compete in the CrossFit Games when she asked if she could compete against the ladies.
"We have simply ruled that based upon [Chloie] being born as a male, she will need to compete in the Men's Division," wrote CrossFit in a written letter to Chloie. "The fundamental, ineluctable fact is that a male competitor who has a sex reassignment procedure still has a genetic makeup that confers a physical and physiological advantage over women."
According to TMZ Sports, that's not the only thing CrossFit wrote in the letter.
"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."
Whoa. That's pretty aggressive on CrossFit's part. It's a valid point. But also aggressive.
Now, Chloie is claiming the fitness giant is violating her civil rights by not letting her participate as a woman. She wants a minimum of $2.5 million to make everything right again.
Who do you think has the better case? CrossFit or Chloie?