Proposal for Transgender Student-Athletes Tabled
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota State High School League has voted to table a proposed policy that deals with transgender student-athletes in high school sports amid an avalanche of reaction on both sides of the issue.
Thursday's action gives the league board more time to consider the divisive plan which spells out how schoosl should handle transgender students in sports and what documentation those athletes would need to define their gender, such as proof of hormone therapy or surgery.
Board members received an estimated 10,000 emails on the policy. Parents, students and advocates packed a hearing on the matter Wednesday that lasted nearly two hours. The board is expected to consider the proposal again at its next meeting in December.