Trump administration holds back $3M in grants due to Connecticut’s policy on transgender athletes

Connecticut's congressional delegation called on the Trump administration to free up $3 million in grant money being held back due to the state's policy on transgender athletes.

News 12 Staff

Sep 18, 2020, 11:20 AM

Updated 1,367 days ago

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Connecticut's congressional delegation called on the Trump administration to free up $3 million in grant money being held back due to the state's policy on transgender athletes.
The policy allows athletes to compete against the gender with which they identify.
It is currently the subject of a lawsuit filed by families who say their daughters lost out on scholarships because they were forced to compete against stronger, faster athletes.
The U.S. Department of Education wants two school districts to essentially promise they won't participate in sports until that policy is changed.
The delegation calls the department's actions “an unprecedented overreach."


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