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Christian school in Vermont files lawsuit after being banned from sports competition

The Vermont state flag flies over the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vermont. The Associated Press/Photo by Toby Talbot

Christian school in Vermont files lawsuit after being banned from sports competition

Mid Vermont Christian School forfeited a girls high school basketball game in a February tournament because the school refused to play against a girls team with a male player who identified as transgender. The school has since been banned from competing in state athletic tournaments. In a complaint filed on Tuesday, the school argued that it is unconstitutional to make views on sexuality a condition of participating in the state’s tuition program and athletic association.

What else does this ban affect? Mid Vermont Christian School is barred from participating in a state tuition program. The program pays for students to attend a public or private school if they do not have a public school nearby. Additionally, students at the school cannot participate in a state program that enables them to earn college credit.

Dig deeper: Listen to Juliana Chan Erickson on The World and Everything In It podcast about an ACLU lawsuit over the minimum age for transgender procedures.

Johanna Huebscher

Johanna Huebscher is a student at Bob Jones University and a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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