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Twenty-eight Democrats, including Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, have added their names to a letter sent to the Department of Education after it ruled that public schools that allow biological males to play girls sports are violating Title IX, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“The decision of the Department of Education to issue a determination targeting transgender student athletes on the eve of Pride Month is not coincidental,” one of the signers, Rep. Jahana Hayes, said in a statement. “It is a transparent example of their campaign against the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ children.”

The letter comes in response to a May 15 ruling by the Department of Education saying that public schools that allow biological men to play girls sports are blocking women’s access to education and athletics, therefore violating Title IX.

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