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.
A version of this article appeared in the December 10, 2014 edition of Education Week as Minn. Transgender Athletes Can Play on Favored Teams