...The Justice Department issued a filing that supports a rule barring transgender athletes from competing in female sports.
...In a Wednesday filing, Attorney General William Barr and other DOJ officials defended a federal civil rights lawsuit in Connecticut that would block transgender women from competing in female sports.
..."Under CIAC's interpretation of Title IX, however, schools may not account for the real physiological differences between men and women. Instead, schools must have certain biological males - namely, those who publicly identify as female - compete against biological females," they argued against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which permits transgender athletes to compete in sporting events consistent with their personally observed gender identity.
...The lawsuit was filed in February by the families of three female high school athletes who argue that allowing biologically male athletes to compete in female sports puts them at a competitive disadvantage.
...The attorneys for the plaintiffs argue that permitting transgender athletes in female sports violates Title IX rules, which prevent discrimination in federally funded programs based on sex.
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