WASHINGTON — Chase Strangio, deputy director for Trans Justice with the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT & HIV Project issued the following statement regarding the Department of Justice withdrawing from a challenge to Connecticut’s policies allowing girls who are transgender to participate on girls sports teams:
“Our clients Andraya and Terry ran on the girls’ team because they are girls. They had no other options and ran because they loved the sport and were affirmed and celebrated by their schools, coaches, and teammates. The Biden administration’s actions show that transgender students are protected from discrimination under federal law. States and schools looking to ban transgender students from spaces and activities that accord with their gender not only face potential lawsuits, but a loss of federal funding. These attacks on transgender youth should be abandoned now.”
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