Unidentified in October, approximately three weeks before the presidential election, was that the Department of Education pointed to Franklin Pierce University in the furious national debate on transgender athletes. The department, even under Trump's administration, said he was concerned that the small private institution in New Hampshire was violating the rights of athletes assigned to women at birth by allowing certain people's transgender people to compete against them.

The Civil Rights Office of the Department agreed to reduce a civil rights probe that had opened, but only after the university agrees and not to let the transgender athletes play against the women of CISSENDER.

The department's posture sent a clear message to other universities and universities: they could also come by scrutiny for civil rights violations if they allowed transgender women to compete as women.

"The meaning was definitely alarming," said Joanna Hoffman, athlete spokesman Ally, a defense group that promotes equality in sports, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of gender. "We did not see it as a sign of the NCAA but to the institutions that support the transgender athletes."

As the national debate about whether transgender athletes should be able to compete as women continue rage, a spokesman for the Department of Education under the Biden administration did not explicitly respond last week when asked If the department had changed the position taken by the Trump administration a few months ago.

Even, legal experts and defense groups on both sides of the debate said they expect the department under the new administration to take a different position of allowing transgender athletes to compete.

At least, the universities that allow transgender athletes to play against the women of CISGENDER will not have to worry. On being directed by the department, said Neena Chaudhry, General Advisor and Principal Adviser of Education at the National Center for Law of Women.

Attention around the debate on what policies Schools should adopt for transgender athletes has largely focused on high school sports. In particular, a demand is challenging the Connecticut policy that allows high school athletes to compete depending on the genre with which they identify.

Three high school runners said in the suit that is unfair to them compete against the runners who were assigned male at birth because they are physically stronger. The Department of Education under the then Secretary Betsy Devos went on the side of those challenging Connecticut policies.

But the department of Devos also directed the transgender athletes in university sports. Franklin Pierce, following the NCAA guidelines, had allowed the transgender students of men to women to compete as women in intercolegial sports once they arrived at one year after completing gender transition hormone therapy, including testosterone suppression.

But after a Transgender Franklin Pierce Peach Athlete, Cece Tefler, won the National Title of 400-meter obstacles in the Championship Championship and Field Championships and Field Championships II From the NCAA 2019, women worried about America, a conservative Christian group, presented a complaint before the department that says the university was college. Violating women's rights by allowing Tefher to compete.

Under Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, "No person, on the basis of sex, will be excluded from participation in the benefits of, being treated differently from another person, or from The opposite, being discriminated against, "the leader of the Compliance Team of the Civil Rights Department, Timothy Mattson, wrote on October 16 when announcing the agreement with Franklin Pierce.

Therefore, a male athlete that is identified as feminine must "not be treated better or worse than other students from male students," Mattson wrote. "If the school offers separate sex equipment, the male-athlete student who identifies himself as a woman should play in the

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