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Connecticut Transgender Athlete Ban Suit Headed Up on Appeal

May 26, 2021, 5:33 PM

Some high school students who seek to ban transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports in Connecticut public schools told a federal court Wednesday they will appeal the dismissal of their claims.

Judge Robert N. Chatigny of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut dismissed the suit last month after finding the claims moot.

The transgender students named in the complaint have graduated and there’s no showing that the cisgender students behind the suit will encounter competition by a transgender student, the court said. Cisgender refers to those whose gender identities correspond to their sex at birth.

Although ...