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13-year-old girl sues Florida over bill barring transgender athletes from female sports teams

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lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, charges that Florida’s so-called “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” is discriminatory and unconstitutional, violating Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in educational and extracurricular activities offered by schools receiving federal financial assistance, as well as the equal protection and due process clauses of the 14th Amendment to the U.S.

Constitution.Relying on federal court decisions and actions by the U.S. Department of Justice in which anti-LGBTQ discrimination has been defined as a form of illegal sex-based discrimination, HRC Foundation and the D.C.-based law firm Arnold & Porter, assert that the law, signed into effect by.

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