Chloie Jonsson, a personal trainer who is also a transgender woman, is suing the CrossFit company for banning her from competing as a female in their strength competition.
A transgender woman prohibited from competing in a strength competition as a female is suing the fitness company sponsoring the competition, seeking $2.5 million in damages.
Chloie Jonsson, a personal trainer, charges the CrossFit company with discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress and unfair competition in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Santa Cruz, California.
While her lawyer calls it a case of discrimination against transgender people, CrossFit's lawyer calls it protecting the competition.
Last year, Jonsson sought to compete in the CrossFit Games, a contest aimed at determining the fittest man and woman.