By Sandra Rose  | 

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The federal government is investigating the controversial CIAC policy that allows male bodied athletes to compete with girls in high school sports. A law firm requested federal involvement after a flood of complaints about male-to-female transgenders dominating girls in high school track and field events across Connecticut.

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is a non-profit legal firm representing three female athletes. The ADF wrote a letter to the U.S. Education Department Office for Civil Rights (OCR), asking for relief for the female athletes who are being deprived of awards and possible college scholarships.

In a letter to (ADF), the OCR granted the request to investigate the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) which allows transgender biological males claiming to be female to compete in the girls' athletic events.

Since CIAC adopted its controversial policy, several male bodied athletes have defeated girls in track & field events, causing them to lose awards and opportunities for athletic scholarships.

ADF said the CIAC policy essentially "abolishes girls-only sports". They are asking the federal government to restrict male bodied athletes from competing against girls in high school sports.

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