Twenty-eight congressional Democrats on Wednesday signed a letter demanding the Department of Education allow biological males compete in women's sports.
On May 15, the DOE ruled that a Connecticut policy allowing biologically male, transgender athletes to compete in women's sports violated Title IX, which protects women's access to education and athletics.
The letter, signed by 27 House Democrats and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, claimed the DOE's order "discriminates against transgender youth" by limiting women's sports to biological females.
"The decision of the Department of Education to issue a determination targeting transgender student athletes on the eve of Pride Month is not coincidental. It is a transparent example of their campaign against the rights and dignity of LGBT children," Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes said in a statement.
🔦 In March, Attorney General William Barr signed a statement of interest arguing against a public school policy that allowed transgender athletes in Connecticut to compete in sports based upon the gender with which they identified.