Apr 12, 2021
North Carolina Might Ban Trans High School Athletes. There Are Under 10 of Them
North Carolina is one of 31 states in which Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would restrict trans youth from playing sports.
The “Save Women’s Sports Act,” or House Bill 358, would require North Carolina public school athletes to play on teams that align with their sex assigned at birth. But the bill seeks to solve a problem that doesn’t exist, LGBTQ+ advocates say, and a new report from North Carolina Health News would seem to underscore that claim.
According to the independent nonprofit news outlet, fewer than 10 public high school students across the entire state have filled out the “Gender Identity Request” form that trans athletes must complete to participate on sports teams matching their gender.
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