Insiders have exclusive access to content like in-depth local, regional and statewide reporting, thought provoking columnist commentary and engaging lifestyle feature stories. Connecticut is the latest state to join an alliance opposing a Trump administration proposal to repeal and replace an Obama-era regulation prohibiting health care providers from discriminating against transgender people. The new rule would eliminate an expanded definition of sex which recognized gender identity as an avenue for sex discrimination.
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AP — Andraya Yearwood hears the comments, usually from adults and usually not to her face. Yearwood, a year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female. She recently finished second in the meter dash at the state open indoor track championships.
Richard Blumenthal joined lawmakers and advocates on Tuesday at the behest of State Health Advocate Ted Doolittle to stand in opposition to a Trump administration proposal that would eliminate discrimination protection for transgender people. Connecticut is the latest state to join an alliance opposing a Trump administration proposal to repeal and replace an Obama-era regulation prohibiting health care providers from discriminating against transgender people. The new rule would eliminate an expanded definition of sex which recognized gender identity as an avenue for sex discrimination. Under the Trump administration proposal, health care workers could object to performing procedures such as gender reassignment surgery, and insurance companies would not be required to cover all services for transgender patients.
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The complaint alleges that the Connecticut policy violates Title IX, which ensures students have equal access to opportunities regardless of their gender. We missed out on winning the state open championship because of the team that the transgender athlete was on. Terry Miller, one of the transgender athletes cited in the complaint, told The Hartford Courant that she just wants the same opportunities granted to other girls.
Three Connecticut girls who participate on high school track teams have filed a federal discrimination complaint against a statewide policy on transgender athletes, saying it has cost them top finishes in competitions and possibly college scholarships. The complaint filed Monday with the U. The complaint also cites the federal Title IX rules aimed at equal rights in sports for female athletes. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which governs high school sports in the state, says its policy follows a state anti-discrimination law requiring students to be treated in school according to the gender with which they identify.
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Two transgender high school track and field athletes responded Wednesday to a Title IX complaint alleging that the runners prevented other female runners from top finishes and potentially from college scholarships. I participate in athletics just like my peers to excel, find community and meaning in my life. It is both unfair and painful that my victories have to be attacked and my hard work ignored. Miller, along with Andraya Yearwood, who attends Cromwell High, have been working with the American Civil Liberties Union as the complaint begins to unfold.