US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others' rights

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Posted at 5:30 AM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 05:30:27-04

A letter from the U.S. Education Department’s civil rights office says a Connecticut policy that allows transgender girls to compete as girls in high sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female.

A copy of the letter was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

The letter 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.

The office says in the letter that it may seek to withhold federal funding over the policy allowing athletes to participate under the gender with which they identify.