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

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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