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NCAA Supports Trans Athletes Against GOP Efforts to Ban Them from Competition

HeadlineApr 13, 2021

The National Collegiate Athletic Association, the NCAA, said Monday it “firmly and unequivocally supports” transgender student athletes — in the face of Republican-led efforts to ban trans athletes from school sports. The NCAA has also vowed to hold championships only in places that are free of discrimination. In a statement, the NCAA says, “Our clear expectation … is that all student-athletes will be treated with dignity and respect.” Almost 30 state legislatures are considering bills banning trans students from competing in school sports. Four states — Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Idaho — have already enacted such bans.

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