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Biases behind transgender athlete bans are deeply rooted

By George B. Cunningham, UAA Endowed Professor of Sport Management, University of Florida
Kelsey Garrison, PhD student, Department of Sports Management, University of Florida
In 2023, 24 states had laws or regulations in place prohibiting transgender students from participating on public school athletic teams consistent with their gender identity. These bans mean that a person whose sex assigned at birth was male but who identifies as a girl or woman cannot play on a girls or women’s athletic team at a public school in that state.

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