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garhkal
10-03-2014, 09:58 PM
I saw this on the GOPUSA site, and decided to look to see where else it was being reported on. Apparently Minnesota is not the only state who is looking to allow transgendered students to pick the team they play on (which includes being allowed to use that sexes changing rooms/showers etc)..
According to the first link, 32 states already have laws regarding this

http://www.twincities.com/prep/ci_26645613/hearing-policy-transgender-high-school-athletes-draws-supporters

This one from earlier in September, shows Wisconsin adopting the same sort of laws.
http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/wisconsin-school-board-adopts-transgender-policy/article_03756f65-bfea-589d-8fa8-49b7a212542d.html

This one from the Washington post asks the question, which team should a transgendered student play for.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-question-for-schools-which-sports-teams-should-transgender-students-play-on/2014/10/02/d3f33b06-49c7-11e4-b72e-d60a9229cc10_story.html

I feel for those who are transgendered, but also feel for the normal students in that they have someone who physically is of the opposite sex being in their changing rooms.
It also brings up other concerns, such as in sports scholarships. If say a male student who 'feels he is a female' plays on the female soccer team lets say, when it comes to college, does he/she get a scholarship for the female team or the male team (if he still has not started gender reassignment treatment)?

In addition, the GOPUSA site at least mentioned that in Minnesota, female teens can play for male teams, but not the opposite. So why is it that its not considered a sexist rule? Is it like the laws that allow women Journalists into male team locker rooms after games to interview the players, but the same law says male journalists can't go into the locker rooms for female sports teams?
If so, why?

sandsjames
10-03-2014, 11:26 PM
I saw this on the GOPUSA site, and decided to look to see where else it was being reported on. Apparently Minnesota is not the only state who is looking to allow transgendered students to pick the team they play on (which includes being allowed to use that sexes changing rooms/showers etc)..
According to the first link, 32 states already have laws regarding this

http://www.twincities.com/prep/ci_26645613/hearing-policy-transgender-high-school-athletes-draws-supporters

This one from earlier in September, shows Wisconsin adopting the same sort of laws.
http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/wisconsin-school-board-adopts-transgender-policy/article_03756f65-bfea-589d-8fa8-49b7a212542d.html

This one from the Washington post asks the question, which team should a transgendered student play for.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-question-for-schools-which-sports-teams-should-transgender-students-play-on/2014/10/02/d3f33b06-49c7-11e4-b72e-d60a9229cc10_story.html

I feel for those who are transgendered, but also feel for the normal students in that they have someone who physically is of the opposite sex being in their changing rooms.
It also brings up other concerns, such as in sports scholarships. If say a male student who 'feels he is a female' plays on the female soccer team lets say, when it comes to college, does he/she get a scholarship for the female team or the male team (if he still has not started gender reassignment treatment)?

In addition, the GOPUSA site at least mentioned that in Minnesota, female teens can play for male teams, but not the opposite. So why is it that its not considered a sexist rule? Is it like the laws that allow women Journalists into male team locker rooms after games to interview the players, but the same law says male journalists can't go into the locker rooms for female sports teams?
If so, why?

If they are born with a penis, they should play on the boys team. If they are born with a vagina, thy should play on the girls team.