The Biden administration has dropped federal support for a lawsuit filed on behalf of female high school athletes over competing against transgender competitors who were born men but identify as women.
Both the Trump DOJ and Education Department’s Office for Civil rights were in support of the lawsuit which alleges transgender competitors in the field cost the plaintiffs titles and scholarship opportunities.
A spokesperson has told the Washington Free Beacon that the Biden Office for Civil Rights has withdrawn support for the lawsuit based on Biden’s executive order banning discrimination on gender identity.
“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,” the statement says.
Per the FreeBeacon “In Connecticut, 15 transgender athletes have won state titles in women’s sports and 13 have set new state records, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R., Missouri) said at a Heritage Foundation event on Tuesday. She warned that the Equality Act would essentially abolish women’s sports in the United States.”
Hartzel warned “it endangers women’s opportunities to win and to compete and to get scholarships. If this is allowed to go nationwide through the Equality Act, we won’t have women’s sports that are fair.”