Bloomberg Law
April 26, 2021, 2:30 PM

Lawsuit to Ban Transgender Athletes From Girls’ Sports Tossed

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

Transgender athletes can continue to participate in girls’ sports in Connecticut public schools after a federal trial court in Connecticut dismissed a challenge to the policy as moot.

The transgender students named in the complaint have graduated and there’s no showing that the plaintiffs will encounter competition by a transgender student, the court said.

Although it is “theoretically possible” that a transgender student could try to compete against the plaintiffs, there would be no “legally cognizable injury” to the plaintiffs unless a transgender student were to run in the same events and achieve substantially similar times, the court said.

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