What’s Current: Federal court dismisses challenge from female athletes to Connecticut trans sports policy

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  • A federal court strikes down an appeal by four women athletes who sought to overturn a Connecticut policy that allows trans-identified males to compete in high school girls’ sports.
  • Women recruited to be surrogate mothers for an international commercial surrogacy agency are allegedly asked to undergo “unethical” and potentially illegal medical procedures that could cause serious complications, a wide-scale investigation claims.
  • A law student who sued her university for launching a disciplinary investigation after saying “women have vaginas” during a gender politics class has her case dismissed. Mother-of-two Lisa Keogh, 30, was investigated by Abertay University in Dundee after classmates complained that she made “hateful, discriminatory, sexist, racist and transphobic” remarks during an online seminar. Keogh launched legal action claiming that the institution broke the Equality Act 2010 by going after her for “expressing her gender critical beliefs,” but her case was dismissed by Dundee Sheriff Court.
  • A South Korean social media personality is chased and sexually harassed by men while filming a travel video in Mumbai, leading activists to speak out against increasing public harassment of women in India.
  • The Vatican removes a Texas anti-abortion activist from the priesthood for his bipartisan campaigning against abortion through “blasphemous communications on social media.”
Meghan McCarty

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