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Biden Admin Drops Support for Female High School Students Suing Over Transgender Athletes

Added 02-24-21 03:20:04pm EST - “The Biden administration withdrew federal support of a lawsuit filed last year by female high school athletes seeking to keep biological men who identify as women out of women's sports.” - Freebeacon.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Freebeacon.com: “Biden Admin Drops Support for Female High School Students Suing Over Transgender Athletes - Washington Free Beacon”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Biden administration withdrew federal support for a lawsuit filed last year by female high school athletes seeking to keep biological men who identify as women out of women’s sports.

The Trump Department of Justice and Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights both supported the suit, which alleges the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference cost the plaintiffs titles and scholarship opportunities by allowing transgender women to compete against them.

The Office for Civil Rights withdrew its support of the lawsuit pursuant to President Biden’s executive order banning discrimination based on gender identity, a spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon.

"The Department is reviewing the case in light of President Biden’s Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation. The Department shares President Biden’s commitment to protecting the rights of all students and is committed to fulfilling our nation’s promise of equal educational opportunity."

Under President Trump, the Office for Civil Rights notified the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference that including transgender women in women’s sports violated Title IX protections and resulted "in lost benefits and opportunities for female student-athletes." The Education Department had referred the case to the Justice Department, which released a brief stating that Connecticut’s policy violated Title IX.

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