Another International Sport Bans Biologically Male Trans Athletes From Competing Against Women

Another International Sport Bans Biologically Male Trans Athletes From Competing Against Women


The International Rugby League (IRL) announced Tuesday that biologically male athletes who identify was female are currently banned from competing in the women’s league until officials develop a policy for transgender athletes.

The pause comes on the heels of new policy from FINA, the world’s top international swimming association, which has restricted female-identifying males from elite swimming competitions, The Daily Wire reported.

“The IRL is continuing work to review and update rules about transgender participation in women’s international rugby league and will seek to use the upcoming World Cup to help develop a comprehensive inclusion policy,” a statement from the group said.

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“Until further research is completed to enable the IRL to implement a formal transgender inclusion policy, male-to-female (transwomen) players are unable to play in sanctioned women’s international rugby

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