Transgender Female Students in Connecticut File Office for Civil Rights Complaint Over Transgender Males Participating in State Athletic Competitions

By July 26, 2019 Uncategorized No Comments

On June 17, 2019, three Connecticut student athletes filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights concerning Connecticut’s athletic conference rules regarding the participation of transgender students in interscholastic athletic competitions. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference instituted a policy that allows transgender students to compete in athletic events consistent with their gender identity. As a result, many biological male students who identify as female are participating in women’s sporting events. The complaint alleges that the policy violates Title IX and puts the biological female participants at a competitive disadvantage and harms their chances of earning college scholarships. We will continue to provide updates as this case develops.

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