Equity & Diversity

Minnesota Votes to Table Transgender Athlete Policy After Heated Debate

By Bryan Toporek — October 03, 2014 1 min read

Transgender student-athletes in Minnesota will have to wait a few more months before new rules are enacted regarding their participation in high school athletics.

The board of the Minnesota State High School League unanimously voted Thursday to temporarily table a proposed policy that would have defined specific situations in which transgender student-athletes could participate on sports teams consistent with their declared gender identity (as opposed to the one they were assigned at birth), according to a statement posted on the league’s website

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.