ACTION: Tell the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights that Women and Girls Have the Right to Exclude Males from Women’s Sports

The Issue:

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has taken up the case of Selina Soule: a high school athlete who complained when her state track authorities allowed males to compete in the girls’ state track meet. This is GREAT news. Here is Selina in her own words, talking about how she feels about having to compete with boys.

Now the Department needs to hear from you.

What You Can Do:

If you personally have been denied access to fair, sex-segregated sports or other educational opportunities within the past 180 days (6 months) because of “gender identity” issues, we encourage you to file a discrimination complaint with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Full guidelines for filing a complaint are here: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html

Everyone: Tell the Department of Education that women and girls have the right, under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, to have their own sports.

Script:

Title IX institutions across the country, including the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and Glastonbury Public Schools, are completely re-writing the definition of the word sex for the purpose of interpreting Title IX and its implementing regulations. Many athletic competitions are segregated by sex in order to ensure that women and girls have a fair playing field and opportunities to engage in athletics as part of a fully rounded academic experience comparable to the opportunities available to men and boys. By allowing high school boys to compete on high school girls’ teams, Title IX institutions are ignoring the unambiguously-expressed intent of Congress to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex under Title IX and the Constitution.

Targets:

Office of Civil Rights email: OCR@ed.gov

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