Lawmakers in North Dakota are taking up legislation that would allow competing in sports in high school and college based on one’s biological sex.
If it becomes law it would mean that girls or boys could not participate in sports based on their preferred gender, they would have to compete based on their actual sex.
The Grand Forks Herald reported on the bill:
House Bill 1298 would prevent publicly funded institutions, like high schools and universities, from allowing any “individual who was assigned the opposite sex at birth to participate on an athletic team” that is designed “exclusively for females or exclusively for males.” Additionally, the bill would outlaw any state-owned athletic facility from hosting a competition in which an athlete competes against anyone outside of the gender they were assigned at birth.
But while LGBTQ advocates argued the bill would have far-reaching implications for transgender people in North