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Sun Apr 25, 2021, 06:59 PM

Connecticut: Federal judge tosses suit that sought to block transgender athletes

Source: Associated Press

Judge tosses suit that sought to block transgender athletes

April 25, 2021

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) ó A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to prevent transgender athletes from competing in girls high school sports in Connecticut.

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which oversees scholastic sports in the state, allows high school athletes to compete in sports according to their gender identity. The lawsuit was filed a year ago by cisgender runners who argued they were deprived of wins, state titles and athletic opportunities by being forced to compete against two transgender sprinters.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Chatigny dismissed the lawsuit on procedural grounds, saying in the ruling released Sunday that there was no dispute to resolve because the two transgender athletes have graduated and the plaintiffs could not identify other female transgender athletes.

The lawsuit had been closely watched since the Trump administrationís Justice Department and the Education Departmentís Office for Civil Rights had sided with the plaintiffs. But the Biden administration withdrew that support in February.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/sports-e881f5a74c82b931650142dee0e59fd3

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Sun Apr 25, 2021, 07:06 PM

1. Hooray!

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Sun Apr 25, 2021, 07:19 PM

2. Good..so if it's federal, hopefully it will put the kibosh on the red states pulling this crap

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