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Republicans to honor girls suing over transgender policy

Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans plan to honor the three high school runners who are suing to block a policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports.

Connecticut Republican Party Chairman J.R. Romano says Chelsea Mitchell, Alanna Smith and Selina Soule will be given the party’s Courage Award at a fundraiser in March.  

RELATED: High school athletes file suit in federal court against state’s school athletics transgender policy

The girls filed a lawsuit earlier this month  against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which allows athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify and several local school boards. The lawsuit argues the transgender girls have an unfair physical advantage. 

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