Virginia Republican Introduces Transgender Athlete Ban

Lia Thomas

At a glance

  • Del. Karen Greenhalgh, a Republican representing Virginia Beach, filed the measure on Tuesday.
  • “Each interscholastic, intramural, or club athletic team or sport sponsored by a public school that is expressly designated for ‘females,’ ‘women,’ or ‘girls’ … shall not be open to any student whose biological sex is male,” the bill states.
  • The measure would also mandate that school sports teams through college be designated based on “biological sex.”

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