Connecticut’s high school athletics transgender policy comes under scrutiny

June 21, 2019 | Hartford Courant

The success of two transgender female athletes who compete in high school track and field events has prompted a formal complaint to the U.S. Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights.

The complaint, filed on behalf of a female member of the Glastonbury High School track team and two other high school track athletes who have not been publicly identified, alleges that the transgender athletes have cost female athletes top finishes in competitions and possibly college scholarships.

The conservative Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom was responsible for filing the complaint and the complainants are seeking to reverse the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference policy on gender identity. The CIAC is the governing body for high school athletics in Connecticut.

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