Published Online: December 9, 2014
Published in Print: December 10, 2014, as Minn. Transgender Athletes Can Play on Favored Teams

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Minn. Transgender Athletes Can Play on Favored Teams

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Minnesota's high school sports association last week passed a controversial set of guidelines for transgender student-athletes.

After months of delays triggered by a public outcry on both sides of the issue, the Minnesota State High School League approved a policy that gives transgender students an option to play on teams that fit best with their gender identity.

Supporters say the changes are necessary to give those student-athletes an equal shot to play and be comfortable. Opponents cited concerns about transgender students in locker rooms and giving those athletes a competitive edge in girls' sports.

Vol. 34, Issue 14, Page 5

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