State Athletics Body Argues it is not Subject to Title IX
The organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut says it is not subject to Title IX. Lawyers for the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference make that argument in outlining their position in a lawsuit by three female runners who are seeking to block the participation of transgender athletes in girls sports. The conference allows athletes to participate as the gender with which they identify. The lawsuit argues that male anatomy gives the transgender runners an unfair advantage and violates Title IX, which guarantees equal opportunities for females in education, including sports.