US Lawmakers Debate Ban on Trans Girls in Sports
Lawmakers in the American state of Mississippi passed a measure last week to ban transgender athletes from joining competitive female sports teams. Similar bills are under consideration in more than 20 legislatures around the United States.
Supporters of the proposed bans say transgender girls are naturally stronger and faster because they are biologically male. They argue this gives them an unfair edge over competitors born as girls.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is an organization that supports and defends individual rights. The organization called the proposed bans “a coordinated attack on trans student athletes.” It said the “proposed laws discriminate against trans youth in ways that compromise their health, social and emotional development, and safety. Continue reading …