Commonwealth Policy Center

Should high school boys be allowed to compete on girls’ sports teams? Up until a few years ago, the answer was clearly “no.” It’s clear that boys and girls are biologically different. That’s why Title IX was a breakthrough which required public schools to offer equal programs for girls to compete in athletics some 50 years ago. It allowed opportunities for athletically gifted girls who sought an even playing field. But this is no longer the case. Some schools now allow boys who identify as girls to  join girls’ sports teams. In Connecticut, two transgender boys have dominated track competitions and have won numerous state championships in the last few years. State Sen. Robby Mills is sponsoring Save Women’s Sports Act (SB 114) which would prevent that from happening in the Commonwealth.