Policy allowing transgender athletes to compete as girls found to violate US law

Ruling calls policy a violation of civil rights of ‘female athletes’ DeVos-led department may seek to withhold federal funding Connecticut’s policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the US Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal funding and influence others to do the same. A letter from the department’s civil rights office, a copy of which was obtained Thursday by the Associated Press, came in response to a complaint filed last year by several cisgender female track athletes who argued that two transgender female runners had an unfair physical advantage. Continue reading...