What’s Current: Connecticut student sports transgender policy found to violate women’s civil rights

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  • The US Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights rules a Connecticut policy allowing trans-identified male student athletes to compete in girls’ sports violates female athletes’ civil rights.
  • Reuters reports millions of women and girls worldwide are facing shortages of sanitary products, rising costs, and increasing stigma while managing their periods during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Experts warn the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing back progress on women’s birth rights and undermining prenatal and maternity healthcare.
  • Two Idaho female athletes want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, a new state law that bars trans-identified males from competing in women’s sports.
  • Feminist activists in Argentina are launching a series of virtual events to mark 15 years of their campaign to legalize abortion.
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.