• Lawmakers in GA had an opportunity to protect women’s sports.
  • Fed’s proposed new rule for trans student athletes could impact GA ban. Public schools and colleges would not be allowed to completely ban transgender athletes from sports teams, under a new rule proposed by the Biden administration. The move could create a challenge for GA public schools. The GA High School Association requires athletes to compete on teams based on their gender assigned at birth, essentially banning transgender athletes from competing in school sports. The US Dept Education which issued the proposal Thursday, says elementary school students would generally be able to participate in team sports consistent with their gender identity. For older students, the department says limitations may be allowed in some cases – for example, to ensure fairness or prevent sports-related injuries.