STATEWIDE — You may remember the lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Indiana defending a transgender girl’s right to play girls’ sports. Now, the court case appears to have been settled.
Court documents say the suit was dropped Wednesday. The ACLU withdrew the lawsuit that challenged the state of Indiana’s law that would keep girls’ school sports exclusive to girls. This all goes back to a court case involving a 10-year-old transgender girl versus Indianapolis Public Schools, which apparently kept the child from playing on a girls’ team.
Court docs say the child is no longer a part of IPS and both sides have agreed to drop the suit. Governor Holcomb had vetoed the bill banning trans girls from playing girls’ sports, but that veto was overpowered by state lawmakers.
The ACLU released the following statement on the lawsuit being dropped:
“We stand by our argument that when misinformation about biology and gender is used to bar transgender girls from school sports it amounts to the same form of discrimination that has long been prohibited under Title IX, a law that protects all students – including trans people – on the basis of sex, as well as under the Equal Protection Clause. We filed to dismiss our case on behalf of a trans athlete in IPS schools solely due to individual circumstances regarding our client’s recent transfer to another school district. If a trans student is being told they cannot participate on a public school sports team, they should reach out to the ACLU of Indiana immediately.”
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