Wisconsin Assembly Approves Transgender Sports BansThe Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly on Wednesday passed bills banning transgender athletes from participating in girls' and women's sports — measures taken up in the middle of Pride month and all but certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
Wisconsin Bills Banning Transgender Athletes Get HearingsRepublican-backed bills that would prohibit transgender athletes in Wisconsin from participating in girl and women sports teams were scheduled for their first public hearings before legislative committees on Wednesday.
St. Paul Schools Working On 'Gender Inclusion' PolicyThe St. Paul school district is seeking to establish a new policy to protect transgender students. The proposal was outlined Tuesday night by the district's strategic planning and policy administrator. A group of school board members plans to work on the "gender inclusion" policy with students, parents and staff in the coming months.
Reality Check: Transgender Athletes In Minn. High SchoolsMinnesota joins 32 other states with policies for transgender athletes on high school sports teams. But that doesn't make it any less controversial. Minnesota transgender students can choose a sports team if parents and health care professionals can prove their gender-related identity. Students don't need proof of sex-change surgery or hormone therapy.
MSHSL Postpones Decision On Policy For Transgender AthletesThe Minnesota State High School League voted to postpone making a decision on the league's proposed policy about transgender students who want to play on athletic teams. As WCCO's Bill Hudson reported, the board wanted the currently written policy to move forward, but also to refine it before it becomes fully implemented.
MSHSL Addressing Guidelines For Transgender AthletesThis 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.