A Pennsylvania school district decided this week that student-athletes must play on teams corresponding to their biological sex.
The school board for Central Buck School District just north of Philadelphia passed a new policy on Tuesday barring trans-identifying students from playing on a team of the opposite sex.
The board passed the policy in a 6-3 vote during a spirited school board meeting where residents spoke both for and against the new policy.
“The rights of women and girls to play sports — it gives them the opportunity for scholarships and other accolades and it keeps them safe,” one speaker said during the board meeting.
Another speaker argued that trans-identifying children would “miss out on this important childhood experience” if they were told they could not play on a