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A Connecticut lawsuit over transgender athletes reaches a federal appeals court

A growing number of pediatric sports medicine groups warn that when a child focuses on a single sport before age 15 or 16, they increase their risk of injury and burnout — and don't boost their overall success in that sport.
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A growing number of pediatric sports medicine groups warn that when a child focuses on a single sport before age 15 or 16, they increase their risk of injury and burnout — and don't boost their overall success in that sport.

A judge heard arguments Thursday over the lawsuit against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.

Four cisgender, former high school athletes are suing the conference. They’re represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal defense group based in Arizona. They argue they lost opportunities because the conference allowed two transgender girls to compete alongside them.

Attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union represent the two transgender girls, who aren’t named in the lawsuit, according to Hearst Connecticut Media.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.