Bloomberg Law
Aug. 24, 2020, 2:49 PM

High Court Ruling Protects Trans Athletes, School Districts Say

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

A suit seeking to bar transgender students from participating in girls’ track and field events should be dismissed because the requested relief would violate the constitution and federal civil rights law, a group of Connecticut school districts told the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Barring transgender athletes would violate Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs receiving federal funds, the defendants said, citing the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in a Title VII employment discrimination case.

The Supreme Court ruled that Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination includes discrimination against an individual for being transgender because ...