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Florida Transgender Athlete Ban Violates Title IX, Lawsuit Says

June 30, 2021, 10:47 PM

Florida’s ban on transgender athletes playing on girls’ or women’s sports teams violates Title IX by discriminating on the basis of sex and transgender status, a federal lawsuit alleges.

The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of a 13-year-old transgender girl and her parents in Florida’s Broward County.

Identified in court documents as D.N., the rising eighth-grader plays soccer on the girls’ team at her middle school, and she wants to play on the girls’ team when she starts high school. She also plays on a girls’ travel soccer team ...

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