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Justice Department Announces Support for Embattled Trans Youth

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the American Civil Liberties Union against these new laws.In both cases, the department argues that the laws violate the right of equal protection found in the 14th Amendment, according to court documents.In West Virginia, a law was passed banning trans athletes from competing in women’s sports in middle school all the way up to college.Besides the 14th Amendment, Justice Department lawyers also wrote that it violated Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs that receive federal funding. “A state law that limits or denies a particular class of people’s ability to participate in public, federally funded educational programs and activities solely because their gender identity does not match their sex.

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