Soule et al v CT Association of Schools et al
On October 14, 2021, GLAD filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief along with The National Center for Transgender Equality, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
The plaintiffs in Soule et al v CT Association of Schools et al, three high school students sought a judicial order that no transgender girls or young women may participate in school sports. This would effectively ban trans girls from school sports.
“Participation in sports is a critical component of healthy physical and social development, and for transgender students, it can be lifesaving,” said Jennifer Levi, Transgender Rights Project Director. “Title IX is designed to ensure equal opportunities for girls – meaning all girls. The Department of Justice’s position distorts the text and the history of federal law.”