Republican Lawmakers Want to Ax Transgender Athletics Rule
ST. PAUL (AP) — More than 20 Republican legislators want to stop transgender students born as male from playing on female sports teams.
Their push comes after the Minnesota State High School League voted almost unanimously last year to allow transgender students to play on female teams at member schools. Girls are already allowed on boys' teams under state law.
Sen. David Brown says the high school league didn't take opponents' views into account. The Becker Republican says he's not sure the new policy actually helps transgender students because it opens them up to more bullying and privacy issues.
The House and Senate bills have no Democratic supporters. Brown says the chairman of the Senate Committee on Education told him he'll give the bill a hearing.