MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This week, the Minnesota State High School League is talking about having some guidelines for transgender students who play sports.
OutFront Minnesota has been helping the MSHSL come up with the proposal. There’s going to be an informal meeting at the league’s headquarters at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Brooklyn Center, where the public can voice their opinion. Then the MSHSL is expected to take a vote on the proposal on Thursday.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Hurt In St. Paul Shooting; Investigation Underway
Right now, MSHSL rules lets girls play on boys’ teams, but boys can’t play on girls’ teams. In this proposal, a transgender student wanting to play sports would have to show papers from their doctor about their hormone treatments, and any surgeries they’ve had. Parents will also have to write a statement about their son or daughter’s gender change.
Each school district will have to make sure there is an appropriate restroom and locker room for those transgender students.READ MORE: 5 People Injured In House Explosion In Cambridge
On Sunday in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, there was a full-page ad about this issue. The Child Protection League paid for the ad on the back page of the sports section. In bold letters on a shower wall, the ad read, “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are YOU OK with that?”
The ad asks you to contact the MSHSL before Wednesday, when that informal meeting will take place. Another group, the Minnesota Family Council, also is against the proposed policy in addition to the Child Protection League.
That league gave a DVD to legislators to try to ban the state’s new bullying law last year. The league made a detailed case against the bullying bill, calling it a manufactured “crisis,” claiming that children and parents won’t be allowed to express their own personal values or religious beliefs and could face state-sponsored “re-education.”MORE NEWS: ‘We’re Making Some Adjustments’: Worker Shortage Has Metro Transit Pushing Light Rail Service To Every 12 Minutes
Gov. Mark Dayton signed bill into law in April.