Connecticut Democrats Criticize Federal Ruling On Transgender High School Athletes
Nearly two dozen Connecticut Democrats have condemned a decision by the U.S. Department of Education for striking down a state policy allowing transgender girls to compete in high school girls’ sports.
The case revolves around two transgender girls who compete in high school track events. Three other athletes say the girls have an unfair advantage because they were assigned male at birth.
U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes criticized the timing of the move, which came weeks before the start of Pride Month celebrating LGBTQ people.
The federal agency’s Office of Civil Rights said the policy violates Title IX, denying female athletes opportunities.
The dispute is also the subject of an ongoing federal lawsuit.