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Below is an explanation of the bills that are trying to prevent transgender athletes from participating in high school, and in some cases, college and elementary school sports. For each state, we've provided a list of emails or links to contact lawmakers, as well as a script to use to make it easy. You can copy and paste or add your own thoughts. 

Each time a bill is heard and voted on, lawmakers take into account the outreach from constituents and others who write in to express support or opposition for a bill. Writing and calling lawmakers does make a difference.

Current Winter 2021 bills ​

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October 21, 2021

SPORTS BILLS - updated 10/19/21

Alabama - HB391 - SPORTS BILL - SIGNED INTO LAW 4/22/21

Alabama HB 391 states, "a public K-12 school may not participate in, sponsor, or provide coaching staff for interscholastic athletic events that are either scheduled by or conducted under the authority of any athletic association that permits or allows participation in athletic events conducted exclusively for males by any individual who is not a biological male as indicated on a birth certificate or participation in athletic events conducted exclusively for females by any individual who is not a biological female as indicated on a birth certificate."

Alaska - SB140 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Alaska SB 140 states, "A public school, or a private school whose students or teams compete against a public school, must designate each school-sponsored athletic team or sport a

(1) male, men, or boys team or sport;

(2) female, women, or girls team or sport; or

(3) coeducational or mixed team or sport.

(b) A student who participates in an athletic team or sport designated female, women, or girls must be female, based on the participant's biological sex.

"School" means an elementary, junior high, secondary, or postsecondary school; (2) "school district" means a borough school district, a city school district, a regional educational attendance area, a state boarding school, and the state centralized correspondence study program."

Arizona - SB1637 - SPORTS BILL

Arizona SB 1637 would require interscholastic or intramural athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by an educational institution to be expressly designated based on the biological sex of the participating students as

a. Males, men, or boys.

b. Females, women, or girls.

c. Coed or mixed.

If the biological sex of a student is disputed, the student may establish the student's sex by presenting a signed statement by a licensed physician that indicates the student's sex based solely upon ALL of the following factors:

1. The student’s internal and external reproductive anatomy.

2. The student’s normal, endogenously produced levels of testosterone.

3. An analysis of the student’s genetic makeup.

TAKE ACTION:

  • ARIZONA RESIDENTS: find your Senator HERE and contact them to oppose SB1637.

  • EMAIL Bill Sponsor Senator Wendy Rogers at HERE and tell her to pull this bill.

  • CALL Bill Sponsor Senator Wendy Rogers at (602) 926-3042 and tell her to pull this bill.

  • TWEET Bill Sponsor Senator Wendy Rogers HERE and tell her to pull this bill.

Arkansas - SJR 16 - SPORTS BILL & UPDATE TO STATE CONSTITUTION

Arkansas Senate Joint Resolution 16 would update the state constitution to require interscholastic or intramural athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by an educational institution to be expressly designated based on the biological sex of the participating students as

a. Males, men, or boys.

b. Females, women, or girls.

c. Coed or mixed.

If the biological sex of a student is disputed, the student may establish the student's sex by presenting a signed statement by a licensed physician that indicates the student's sex based solely upon ALL of the following factors:

1. The student’s internal and external reproductive anatomy.

2. The student’s normal, endogenously produced levels of testosterone.

3. An analysis of the student’s genetic makeup.

TAKE ACTION:

  • ARKANSAS RESIDENTS: find your Senator HERE and contact them to OPPOSE SJR16.

  • EMAIL the State Agencies & Govt'l Affairs Committee members HERE and tell them to OPPOSE SJR16

Arkansas - SB354 - SPORTS BILL - SIGNED TO LAW 3/25/21 

Arkansas SB 354 would ban transgender athletes from participating in sports in elementary school, secondary school, and 2 and 4-year colleges and allow lawsuits for damages if a trans athlete plays.

Arkansas - SB450 - SPORTS BILL - SIGNED TO LAW 4/29/21

Arkansas SB 450 would require elementary, secondary, and post-secondary athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by an educational institution to be expressly designated based on the biological sex of the participating students as

a. Males, men, or boys.

b. Females, women, or girls.

c. Coed or mixed.

and would allow withholding of public education funds to the school for one year if in violation of this rule.

Connecticut - SB324 - SPORTS BILL - DEADLINE PASSED, NOT DISCUSSED

Connecticut SB 324 would provide civil immunity for interscholastic athletic organizations and the sanctioning bodies of private youth organizations when such entities adopt policies that require an athletic participant to compete on a team that matches the gender identity on his or her birth certificate.

Connecticut - HB05795 - SPORTS BILL - DEADLINE PASSED, NOT DISCUSSED

Connecticut HB 05795, An Act Prohibiting Biological Males From Competing On Public Female-only Athletic Teams In Intercollegiate, Interscholastic And Intramural Athletic Events.

Connecticut - HB6128 - SPORTS BILL - DEADLINE PASSED, NOT DISCUSSED

Connecticut HB 6128 would "prohibit student athletes who were born of the male gender from participating and competing in women's interscholastic athletic events."

Florida - SB1028 - SIGNED INTO LAW 6/1/21

Florida SB 1028: Interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club 1802 athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public 1803 secondary school or public postsecondary institution must be 1804 expressly designated as one of the following based on the 1805 biological sex at birth of team members:

1. Males, men, or boys;
2. Females, women, or girls; or
3. Coed or mixed, including both males and females.
(b)    Athletic teams or sports designated for males, men, or boys may be open to students of the female sex.
(c) Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls may not be open to students of the male sex.
(d) For purposes of this section, a statement of a student’s biological sex on the student’s official birth certificate is considered to have correctly stated the student’s biological sex at birth if the statement was filed at or near the time of the student’s birth.

Florida - HB935 - SPORTS BILL & MEDICAL CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH - died in committee 4/30/21

Florida HB 935 would block trans youth from participating in K-12 athletics and intramural sports AND make it a 1st-degree misdemeanor for healthcare providers to provide life-saving gender-affirming care to transgender youth under the age of 18.

Florida - HB1475 - SPORTS BILL- died in committee 4/30/21

Florida HB 1475 would require Interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public, primary or secondary school, a public postsecondary institution, or any school or institution whose students or teams compete against a public school or public postsecondary institution shall be expressly designated as one of the following based on biological sex:

a. Males, men, or boys.

b. Females, women, or girls.

c. Coed or mixed.

If the biological sex of a student is disputed, the student may establish the student's sex by presenting a signed statement by a licensed physician that indicates the student's sex based solely upon one or more of the following factors:

1. The student's reproductive anatomy;

2. The student's genetic makeup; or

3. The student's normal endogenously produced testosterone levels.

Florida - SB2012 - SPORTS BILL - died in committee 4/30/21

Florida SB 2012 would require transgender girls to take hormones to participate in girls sports. "Interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public primary or secondary school, a public postsecondary institution, or any school or institution whose students or teams compete against a public school or public postsecondary institution must be expressly designated as one of the following based on the biological sex of team members:

1. Males, men, or boys;

2. Females, women, or girls; or

3. Coed or mixed, including both males and females.

 

Persons who transition from male to female are eligible to compete in the female category if all of the following conditions are met:

1. The student has declared a female gender identity to her school or institution.

2. The student demonstrates that her total testosterone level in serum has been below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 months before her first competition and monthly throughout the period of desired eligibility to compete in the female category.

3. The student’s total testosterone level in serum must remain below 10 nmol/L throughout the period of desired eligibility to compete in the female category.

Georgia - HB276 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Georgia HB 276 would ban transgender girls from participating in girls' sports, using "gender" as "biological sex." It also states "no institution of the University System of Georgia shall operate, sponsor, or facilitate  intercollegiate or intramural athletics that permit a person whose gender is male to participate in any intercollegiate or intramural athletics that are designated for females."
 

Georgia - HB372 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Georgia HB 372 would redefine "gender" for the purposes of sport as "a person's biological sex at birth and shall be recognized based on a person's reproductive organs at birth."

Georgia - SB266 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Georgia HB 372 would ban trans girls from participating in girls' sports

Hawaii - HB1304 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Hawaii HB 1304 would ban transgender girls from participating in girls' sports.

Illinois - HB4082 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Illinois HB 4082 states: 

 Any athletic team or sport that is under the jurisdiction of an association or other entity that has as one of its purposes promoting, sponsoring, regulating, or in any manner providing for interscholastic athletics or any form of athletic competition among schools and students within this State must be expressly designated as being:

(1) a male athletic team or sport;

(2) a female athletic team or sport; or

(3) a coeducational athletic team or sport.

(b) An athletic team or sport designated as being female is available only to participants who are female, based on their biological sex.

(c) Once each school year and before allowing a student to participate on an athletic team or sport, the school district or nonpublic school that the student attends shall obtain a written statement verifying all of the following:

(1) The student's age.

(2) The student's biological sex, as ascertained at or before birth in accordance with the student's genetics and reproductive biology.

(3) That the student is not taking and has not taken during the preceding 12 months any performance enhancing drugs, including anabolic steroids. The statement must be signed by the student's parent or guardian if the student is under the age of 18 years or by the student if the student is 18 years of age or older.

(d) If the school district or nonpublic school that the student attends has reasonable cause to believe that any information provided in accordance with this Section is false or misleading, the school district or nonpublic school may remove the student from any sport or athletic team and prohibit the student's participation in any sport or on any athletic team for the duration of the school year.

(e) A governmental entity or an association or other entity that has as one of its purposes promoting, sponsoring, regulating, or in any manner providing for interscholastic athletics or any form of athletic competition among schools and students within this State may not entertain a complaint, open an investigation, or take any adverse action against a school district or nonpublic school for maintaining athletic teams or sports in accordance with this Section.

Iowa - HF184 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Iowa HF 184 states: Interscholastic or intramural athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by an educational institution shall be expressly designated based on the biological sex of the participating students as

a. Males, men, or boys.

b. Females, women, or girls.

c. Coed or mixed.

If the biological sex of a student is disputed, the student may establish the student's sex by presenting a signed statement by a licensed physician that indicates the student's sex based solely upon ALL of the following factors:

1. The student’s internal and external reproductive anatomy.

2. The student’s normal, endogenously produced levels of testosterone.

3. An analysis of the student’s genetic makeup.

Kansas - SB208 - SPORTS BILL - VETO BY GOVERNOR 4/23/21

Kansas SB 208 states: Interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public elementary or secondary school, a postsecondary educational institution, as such term is defined in K.S.A. 74-3201b, and amendments thereto, or any school or other postsecondary educational institution whose students or teams compete against a public school or postsecondary educational institution shall be expressly designated as one of the following based on biological sex:

(1) Males, men or boys;

(2) females, women or girls; or

(3) coed or mixed.

Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex. A dispute regarding a student's sex shall be resolved by the school or postsecondary educational institution where such student attends by requesting that the student provide such student's health examination and consent form or other statement signed by such student's personal healthcare provider that shall verify the student's biological sex. A student's pre-participation physical evaluation form may be submitted, provided such form verifies the student's biological sex. The healthcare provider may verify the student's biological sex as part of a routine sports physical examination relying only on one or more of the following:

(A) The student's reproductive anatomy;

(B) genetic makeup; or

(C) normal endogenously produced testosterone levels.

Kentucky - SB106 - SPORTS BILL - DIED 4/6/21

Kentucky SB 106 would require high schools and public colleges to require athletes to participate based on "biological sex." 

Kentucky - HB471 - SPORTS BILL - DIED 4/6/21

Kentucky HB 471 would require high schools and public colleges to require athletes to participate based on "biological sex." 

Louisiana - SB156 - SPORTS BILL - VETOED BY GOVERNOR 6/21/21

Louisiana SB 156 states Designation of athletic teams A. Intercollegiate, interscholastic, or intramural athletic teams or sporting events that are sponsored by a school and that receive state funding shall be expressly designated, based upon biological sex, as only one of the following:

(1) Except as provided in Subsection C of this Section, a male, boys', or men's team or event shall be for those students who are biological males.

(2) A female, girls', or women's team or event shall be for those students who are biological females.

(3) A coeducational or mixed team or event shall be open for participation by biological females and biological males.

Athletic teams or sporting events designated for females, girls, or women shall not be open to students who are not biologically female.

Louisiana - HB542 - SPORTS BILL

Maine - LD926 - SPORTS BILL - CARRIED OVER TO NEXT SESSION

Maine LD 926 states: "Only a student of the female gender may join or participate in an interscholastic or intramural athletic team  or sports activity that is sponsored by an elementary or secondary school or post-secondary institution and is designated for "females," "women" or "girls."

 

Disputes. If a student is prohibited from joining or participating in an interscholastic or intramural athletic team or sports activity under subsection 1 due to the determination that the student is not female, the student may dispute the determination to the commissioner with a signed statement by a physician that the student is female based upon:

A. The student's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

B. The student's naturally occurring level of testosterone; and

C. An analysis of the student's chromosomes.

Michigan - SB218 - SPORTS BILL

Michigan SB218 would ban trans girls from participating on girls teams and ban trans boys from participating on boys teams. Each student would need to participate based on "biological sex" defined as "the physical condition of being male or female as determined by an individual's chromosomes and anatomy as identified at birth."

TAKE ACTION:

  • MICHIGAN RESIDENTS: Send a message to oppose SB218 to the Education and Career Readiness Committee HERE.

Minnesota - S96- SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Minnesota S96 says any public elementary or secondary school, or a school that is a member of the Minnesota State High School League, that permits a person whose sex is male to participate in interscholastic or intramural athletics that are designed for women or girls, is in violation of this section.
 

Minnesota - HF350 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Minnesota HF350 says any public elementary or secondary school, or a school that is a member of the Minnesota State High School League, that permits a person whose sex is male to participate in interscholastic or intramural athletics that are designed for women or girls, is in violation of this section.

Minnesota - HF352 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Minnesota HF352 states: "only students of the female sex may participate in an athletic team or sport that an educational institution has restricted on the basis of sex to females, women, or girls. If there is a dispute as to whether a student is of the female sex, the student must present a signed physician's statement indicating the student's sex that is based solely on:

(1) the student's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

(2) the student's naturally occurring level of testosterone; and

(3) an analysis of the student's chromosomes.

Minnesota - HF1657 - SPORTS BILL

Minnesota HF 1657 would CRIMINALIZE children who are trans who play sports with their peers - we’re talking jail & fines for kids using locker rooms & playing sports.
 

Mississippi - SB2536 - SPORTS BILL - SIGNED TO LAW 3/11/2021

Mississippi SB2536 says: Interscholastic or intramural athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public primary or secondary school or any school that is a member of the Mississippi High School Activities Association or public institution of higher education or any higher education institution that is a member of the NCAA, NAIA or NJCCA shall be expressly designated as one of the following based on biological sex:

          (a)  "Males," "men" or "boys;"

          (b)  "Females," "women" or "girls;" or

          (c)  "Coed" or "mixed."

     (2)  Athletic teams or sports designated for "females," "women" or "girls" shall not be open to students of the male sex.

     (3)  If disputed, a student may establish his or her sex by presenting a signed physician's statement which shall indicate the student's sex based solely upon:

          (a)  The student's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

          (b)  The student's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone; and

          (c)  An analysis of the student's genetic makeup.

Missouri - HB1077 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Missouri HB 1077 states "that it is the public policy of this state that students who attend a publicly funded secondary school and participate in organized sports participate in organized sports for persons of the same biological sex as that listed on the student's birth certificate."

Missouri - HJR56 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Missouri HJR 56 states "Upon voter approval this proposed Constitutional amendment requires that students who participate in sex-separated athletic contests only be allowed to participate in those for the biological sex found on the student's birth certificate."

Missouri - SB503 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Missouri SB 503 states "middle school, high school, and postsecondary sports teams which compete against public middle schools, high schools, or institutions of postsecondary education shall be expressly designated as male, female, or coeducational using terms provided in the act.No athletic team or sport designated for females, women, or girls shall be open to students of the male sex, as assigned at birth.

No governmental entity, licensing or accrediting organization, or athletic association or organization shall take any adverse action, as described in the act, against a school for maintaining separate interscholastic or intramural athletic teams or sports for students of the female sex.

 

This act establishes a private cause of action for students deprived of an athletic opportunity or who suffers direct or indirect harm as a result of a violation of this act, students subject to retaliation or other adverse action by a school or athletic association or organization as a result of certain reports of violations of this act, and schools and institutions that suffer a direct or indirect harm as a result of a violation of this act. Such civil action may be brought within two years after the harm has occurred. Prevailing plaintiffs shall be awarded monetary damages, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, and any other relief considered appropriate by the court."

Montana - HB112 - SPORTS BILL - SIGNED TO LAW 5/7/21

Montana HB 112 would ban trans youth from sport consistent with their gender identity in Montana Public Schools. 

New Hampshire - HB198 - SPORTS BILL - RETAINED IN COMMITTEE 3/17/21

New Hampshire HB 198 revises the law against discrimination in public schools to state, "High school and postsecondary athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls based upon biological birth shall not be open to students of biological male birth gender." 

New Jersey - S3540 - SPORTS BILL - HELD IN COMMITTEE

New Jersey S3540 states: Interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public or nonpublic school that is a member of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), or a public institution of higher education or any higher education institution that is a member of the national collegiate athletic association (NCAA), national association of intercollegiate athletics (NAIA), or national junior college athletic association (NJCAA) shall be expressly designated as one of the following based on biological sex:

     (1)   males, men, or boys;

     (2)   females, women, or girls; or

     (3)   coed or mixed.

     b.    Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex.  If a student’s sex is disputed, a student shall establish sex by presenting a signed physician's statement that shall indicate the student's sex based solely on:

     (1)   the student's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

     (2)   the student's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone; and

     (3)   an analysis of the student's genetic makeup.

New Jersey - A5545 - SPORTS BILL - HELD IN COMMITTEE

New Jersey A5545 states: Interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public or nonpublic school that is a member of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), or a public institution of higher education or any higher education institution that is a member of the national collegiate athletic association (NCAA), national association of intercollegiate athletics (NAIA), or national junior college athletic association (NJCAA) shall be expressly designated as one of the following based on biological sex:

     (1)   males, men, or boys;

     (2)   females, women, or girls; or

     (3)   coed or mixed.

     b.    Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex.  If a student’s sex is disputed, a student shall establish sex by presenting a signed physician's statement that shall indicate the student's sex based solely on:

     (1)   the student's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

     (2)   the student's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone; and

     (3)   an analysis of the student's genetic makeup.

New Mexico - HB304 - SPORTS BILL - RETAINED IN COMMITTEE 3/17/21

New Mexico HB 304 states: Interscholastic or intramural athletic teams that are sponsored by a school and in which a public school competes shall be expressly designated based on biological sex, as any of the following:

                (1) a males', men's or boys' team;

                (2) a females', women's or girls' team; or

                (3) a coed team.

          B. A school that sponsors an athletic team designated for females, women or girls shall not allow participation by students of the biological male sex.

North Carolina - H358 - SPORTS BILL

North Carolina H358 would designate middle and secondary school students participating in interscholastic or intramural athletic activities conducted by a public school based on a student's reproductive biology and genetics at birth.

North Dakota - HB1298 - SPORTS BILL - VETOED BY GOVERNOR 4/21/21

North Dakota HB 1298 would ban trans women and girls from sport.

Ohio - HB61 Amended to SB187 - SPORTS BILL - HELD IN COMMITTEE

Ohio HB 61  requires: " Separate teams for participants of the female sex within female sports divisions; Separate teams for participants of the male sex within 16 male sports divisions; If applicable, co-ed teams for participants of the female and male sexes within co-ed sports divisions. No school, interscholastic conference, or organization that regulates interscholastic athletics shall permit individuals of the male sex to participate on athletic teams or in athletic competitions designated only for participants of the female sex.

 

If a participant's sex is disputed, the participant shall establish the participant's sex by presenting a signed physician's statement indicating the participant's sex based upon only the following:

(1) The participant's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

(2) The participant's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone;

(3) An analysis of the participant's genetic makeup.

Ohio - SB132 - SPORTS BILL

Ohio SB 132  requires: " Separate teams for participants of the female sex within female sports divisions; Separate teams for participants of the male sex within 16 male sports divisions; If applicable, co-ed teams for participants of the female and male sexes within co-ed sports divisions. No school, interscholastic conference, or organization that regulates interscholastic athletics shall permit individuals of the male sex to participate on athletic teams or in athletic competitions designated only for participants of the female sex.

 

If a participant's sex is disputed, the participant shall establish the participant's sex by presenting a signed physician's statement indicating the participant's sex based upon only the following:

(1) The participant's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

(2) The participant's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone;

(3) An analysis of the participant's genetic makeup.

Oklahoma - SB331 - SPORTS BILL

Oklahoma SB 331 would ban trans youth from sport consistent with their gender identity. 

Oklahoma - SB2 - SPORTS BILL - ADJOURNED

Oklahoma SB 2 states "Prior to the beginning of each school year, the parent or legal guardian of a student who competes on a school athletic team shall sign an affidavit acknowledging the biological sex of the student at birth. If the student is eighteen (18) years of age or older, the student who competes on a school athletic team shall sign an affidavit acknowledging his or her biological sex at birth. If there is any change in the status of the biological sex of the student, the affiant shall notify the school within thirty (30) days of such change." Students must participate according to their sex assigned at birth.

Pennsylvania - HB972 - SPORTS BILL - ADJOURNED UNTIL SEPT 2021

Pennsylvania HB 972 would designate interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public primary or high school, a public institution of higher education or any school or institution where students or teams compete against a public school or institution of higher education must be expressly designated as one of the following based on biological sex:

(1) Male, men or boys.

(2) Female, women or girls.

(3) Coed or mixed. (b) Prohibition.--Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women or girls under subsection (a)(2) may not be open to students of the male sex.

Section 4. Protection for educational institutions. A government entity, licensing or accrediting organization or an athletic association or organization may not entertain a complaint, open an investigation or take any other adverse action against a school or institution of higher education for maintaining separate interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural or club athletic teams or sports for students of the female sex.

Section 5. Cause of action. (a) Deprivation of opportunity.--A student who is deprived of an athletic opportunity or who suffers a direct or indirect harm as a result of a known violation of section 3 or 4 may bring a cause of action for injunctive relief, damages, psychological, emotional and physical harm suffered, attorney fees and costs and any other relief available under law against the school or institution of higher education.

Rhode Island - S0638 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

Rhode Island S0638 states, "Interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public school or any public school district activities association or a public institution of higher education or any higher education institution that is a member of the national collegiate athletic association (NCAA), national association of intercollegiate athletics (NAIA), or national junior college athletic association (NJCAA) shall be expressly designated as one of the following based on biological sex: 

(1) Males, men, or boys; 

(2) Females, women, or girls; or 

(3) Coed or mixed. 

 

If disputed, a student may establish sex by presenting a signed physician's statement that shall indicate the student's sex based solely on:

(A) The student's internal and external reproductive anatomy; 

(B) The student's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone; and 

(C) An analysis of the student's genetic makeup. 

South Carolina - H3477 - SPORTS BILL - DEFEATED

South Carolina H 3477 would require public and private middle school and high school teams and sports be designated based on "biological sex."

South Carolina - SB531 - SPORTS BILL - SESSION ENDED

South Carolina SB 531 states: "A middle school-level or high school-level interscholastic or intramural athletic team or sport that is sponsored by a public school or a private school, if the school's students or teams compete against a public school, must be expressly designated as one of the following based on biological sex:

            (a)    'males', 'men', or 'boys';

            (b)    'females', 'women', or 'girls'; or

            (c)    'coed' or 'mixed'.

        (2)    An athletic team or sport that is designated for 'females', 'women', or 'girls' must not be open to students of the male sex.

South Dakota - HB1217 - SPORTS BILL - SIGNED INTO LAW 3/29/21 VIA EXECUTIVE ORDER

South Dakota HB 1217 would require public and private middle school and high school teams and sports be designated based on "biological sex" AND would require all kids participating in athletics to turn over information to the government certifying their genetics and reproductive anatomy.

TAKE ACTION:

  • EVERYONE: ​Call Governor Noem at 605-773-3212 and tell her to VETO HB1217 

  • EVERYONE: Send a message to Governor Noem HERE to tell her to VETO HB1217

  • Get a script for a message HERE.

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Tennessee - HB3/SB228 - SPORTS BILL - SIGNED TO LAW 3/11/2021

Tennessee HB 3/SB 228 bars all trans youth from sport consistent with their gender identity and requires the use of a student's original birth certificate for classification in sport.

Texas - SB373 - SPORTS BILL

Texas SB 373 would require athletes to compete in the category of their original birth certificate. 

Texas - HB25- SPORTS BILL - SIGNED TO LAW 10/25/21

Texas HB 25 requires athletes to participate in the category of their original birth certificate. 

Texas - SB29 - SPORTS BILL - REVIVED IN SPECIAL SESSION

Texas SB 29 states: "an interscholastic athletic team sponsored or authorized by a school district or open-enrollment charter school may not allow a student to participate in an interscholastic athletic activity sponsored or authorized by the district or school that is designated for the biological sex opposite to the student's biological sex as determined at the student's birth and correctly stated on the student's official birth certificate.

(b) An interscholastic athletic team described by Subsection (a) may allow a female student to participate in an interscholastic athletic activity that is designated for male students if a corresponding interscholastic athletic activity designated for female students is not offered or available.

(c) For purposes of this section, a statement of a student's biological sex on the student's official birth certificate is considered to have correctly stated the student's biological sex as determined at the student's birth if the statement was:

(1) entered at or near the time of the student's birth, as determined by University Interscholastic League rule; or

(2) modified to correct a clerical error in the student's biological sex."

Texas - HB1458 - SPORTS BILL

Texas HB 1458 states: "Each interscholastic, intramural, or other extracurricular athletic team sponsored by a school district or open-enrollment charter school shall be designated for participation by:

              (1)  only students of the same biological sex; or

              (2)  students of both biological sexes."

Texas - HB3455 - SPORTS BILL

Texas HB 3455: Relating to the separation of students based on gender for athletics teams sponsored or authorized by a public school and would make it law that student athlete participation is based upon birth certificate.

Texas - HB4042 - SPORTS BILL - left in committee 4/20/21

Texas HB 4042 states: "an interscholastic athletic team sponsored or authorized by a school district or open-enrollment charter school may not allow a student to participate in an interscholastic athletic activity sponsored or authorized by the district or school that is designated for the biological sex opposite to the student's biological sex as determined at the student's birth and correctly stated on the student's official birth certificate.

(b) An interscholastic athletic team described by Subsection (a) may allow a female student to participate in an interscholastic athletic activity that is designated for male students if a corresponding interscholastic athletic activity designated for female students is not offered or available.

(c) For purposes of this section, a statement of a student's biological sex on the student's official birth certificate is considered to have correctly stated the student's biological sex as determined at the student's birth if the statement was:

(1) entered at or near the time of the student's birth, as determined by University Interscholastic League rule; or

(2) modified to correct a clerical error in the student's biological sex.

Texas - HB4043 - SPORTS BILL

Texas HB 4043 states: "an interscholastic athletic team sponsored or authorized by a school district or open-enrollment charter school may not allow a student to participate in an interscholastic athletic activity sponsored or authorized by the district or school that is designated for the biological sex opposite to the student's biological sex as determined at the student's birth and correctly stated on the student's official birth certificate.

(b) An interscholastic athletic team described by Subsection (a) may allow a female student to participate in an interscholastic athletic activity that is designated for male students if a corresponding interscholastic athletic activity designated for female students is not offered or available.

(c) For purposes of this section, a statement of a student's biological sex on the student's official birth certificate is considered to have correctly stated the student's biological sex as determined at the student's birth if the statement was:

(1) entered at or near the time of the student's birth, as determined by University Interscholastic League rule; or

(2) modified to correct a clerical error in the student's biological sex."

Sec. 51.980. REPORT ON UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION BASED ON BIOLOGICAL SEX. (a) A university system found in Chapter 65, 85, 96, or 109 shall create a report regarding how university athletics and participation may be affected in their university systems if the legislature adopted a similar provision to Section 33.0832 for university athletics.

(b) Not later than December 1, 2022, the university systems shall submit their reports to the governor, lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c) This section expires January 1, 2023.

Utah - HB0302 - SPORTS BILL - DEFEATED

Utah HB 0302 would designate K-12 athletic activities as one of the following, based on sex:

(a) "male" or "men's";

(b) "female" or "women's"; or

(c) "coed" or "mixed";

and would allow anyone who feels they were harmed by the participation of a transgender athlete to sue the school and the athletic association for monetary damages, including for psychological, emotional, and physical harm; reasonable attorney fees and costs; and any other appropriate relief, at the court's discretion.

West Virginia - HB2141 - SPORTS BILL

West Virginia HB 2141 states:  Each elementary and secondary school in this state that receives any type of public funding from this state or a local government, or both, shall require, for an official or unofficial school-sanctioned athletic or sporting event, that each athlete participating in the athletic or sporting event participates with and competes against other athletes based on the athlete’s biological sex as indicated on the athlete's original birth certificate issued at the time of birth

If an athlete’s original birth certificate issued at the time of birth does not designate a biological sex of male or female, then that athlete’s participation and/or competition in athletic or sporting events with and/or against other athletes must be established by a valid genetic test sampled from the applying athlete’s own bodily tissue, to establish whether the applying athlete’s chromosomal makeup is XX (female) or XY (male). The valid genetic testing required by this section must be conducted by a certified genetic testing provider. The valid genetic test of the applying athlete shall be paid for by the athlete or the athlete’s parent or guardian and provided by same to the school sponsoring the athletic program in which the applicant desires to participate. Any falsification or manipulation of the results of any athlete’s genetic testing shall result in revocation of the athlete’s participation and/or competition in any sport that is not consistent with the athlete’s genetic chromosomal makeup XX (female) or XY (male) and any party who intentionally furthers any such falsification may, in the discretion of the Attorney General, be subject to the same sanctions set forth in subsection (d) of this section.

An elementary school or secondary school that violates subsection (a) is immediately ineligible to continue to receive public funds of any type from this state or a local government. If the department of education and a court of competent jurisdiction, through the issuance of a declaratory order, find that the school is in compliance with this section, public funding shall be restored.

West Virginia - SB341 - SPORTS BILL

West Virginia SB341 states:  Interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public school or any school that is a member of the West Virginia high school activities association or a public institution of higher education or any higher education institution that is a member of the national collegiate athletic association (NCAA), national association of intercollegiate athletics (NAIA), or national junior college athletic association (NJCAA) shall be expressly designated as one (1) of the following based on biological ex:

(A) Males, men, or boys;

(B) Females, women, or girls; or

(C) Coed or mixed.

Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex.

If disputed, a student may establish sex by presenting a signed physician's statement that shall indicate the student's sex based solely on:

(A) The student's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

(B) The student's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone;

(C) An analysis of the student's genetic makeup.

West Virginia - HB2676 - SPORTS BILL

West Virginia HB 2676 states:  Interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by a public school or any school that is a member of the West Virginia high school activities association or a public institution of higher education or any higher education institution that is a member of the national collegiate athletic association (NCAA), national association of intercollegiate athletics (NAIA), or national junior college athletic association (NJCAA) shall be expressly designated as one (1) of the following based on biological ex:

(A) Males, men, or boys;

(B) Females, women, or girls; or

(C) Coed or mixed.

 Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex.

If disputed, a student may establish sex by presenting a signed physician's statement that shall indicate the student's sex based solely on:

(A) The student's internal and external reproductive anatomy;

(B) The student's normal endogenously produced levels of testosterone;

(C) An analysis of the student's genetic makeup.

TAKE ACTION:

  • EMAIL members of the House Education Committee HERE and tell them to oppose HB2676

West Virginia - HB2734 - SPORTS BILL

West Virginia HB 2734 A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-9A-27, relating to requiring, for an official or unofficial school-sanctioned athletic or sporting event, that each athlete’s participation in the athletic or sporting event be based on the athlete’s biological sex as indicated on the athlete’s original birth certificate issued at the time of birth; providing a revised designation for sporting events; and providing a means by which civil actions can be taken.

TAKE ACTION:

  • EMAIL members of the House Education Committee HERE and tell them to oppose HB2676

West Virginia - HB3293 - SPORTS BILL - SIGNED INTO LAW 4/28/21

West Virginia HB 3293 will require high school and college athletes' participation in single-sex athletics be based upon the athlete's original birth certificate issued at the time of birth.

Wisconsin - AB195 - SPORTS BILL

Wisconsin AB 195  INTERCOLLEGIATE OR INTRAMURAL SPORTS; DESIGNATION AS SINGLE SEX 8 OR COED. (a) In this subsection, "sex" means the sex assigned to an individual at birth by a physician. (b) An institution that operates or sponsors an intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic team or sport shall do all of the following: 1. Expressly designate the athletic team or sport as one of the following based on the sex of the participating students: a. Males or men. b. Females or women. c. Coed or mixed-sex. 2. Prohibit students of the male sex from participating on an athletic team or 18 in a sport that is designated for females or women under subd. 1

TAKE ACTION:

  • EMAIL members of the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities HERE and tell them to oppose AB195

Wisconsin - AB196 - SPORTS BILL

Wisconsin AB 196 An Act to amend 118.13 (1); and to create 118.132 of the statutes; Relating to: designating athletic sports and teams operated or sponsored by public schools or private schools participating in a parental choice program based on the sex of the participants.

TAKE ACTION:

  • WISCONSIN RESIDENTS: Contact your lawmakers HERE & tell them to vote NO on all anti-trans sports bills.

Wisconsin - AB195 - SPORTS BILL

Wisconsin AB 195  INTERCOLLEGIATE OR INTRAMURAL SPORTS; DESIGNATION AS SINGLE SEX 8 OR COED. (a) In this subsection, "sex" means the sex assigned to an individual at birth by a physician. (b) An institution that operates or sponsors an intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic team or sport shall do all of the following: 1. Expressly designate the athletic team or sport as one of the following based on the sex of the participating students: a. Males or men. b. Females or women. c. Coed or mixed-sex. 2. Prohibit students of the male sex from participating on an athletic team or 18 in a sport that is designated for females or women under subd. 1

TAKE ACTION:

  • WISCONSIN RESIDENTS: Contact your lawmakers HERE & tell them to vote NO on all anti-trans sports bills.

Wisconsin - SB322 - SPORTS BILL

Wisconsin SB 322: This bill requires each school board, independent charter school, and private school participating in a parental choice program (educational institution) that operates or sponsors an interscholastic, intramural, or club athletic team or sport to designate the athletic team or sport as falling into one of three categories based on the sex of the participating pupils. The three categories are

1) participants who are males, men, or boys;

2) participants who are females, women, or girls; and

3) coed or participants of both sexes.

 

The bill defines “sex” as the sex determined at birth by a physician and reflected on the birth certificate. The bill also requires the educational institution to notify pupils and parents if an educational institution intends to change a designation for an athletic team or sport.

TAKE ACTION:

  • WISCONSIN RESIDENTS: Contact your lawmakers HERE & tell them to vote NO on all anti-trans sports bills.

Wisconsin - SB323 - SPORTS BILL

Wisconsin SB 323: This bill requires each University of Wisconsin institution and technical college that operates or sponsors an intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic team or sport to designate the athletic team or sport as falling into one of three categories based on the sex of the participating students. The three categories are

1) participants who are males or men;

2) participants who are females or women; and
3) coed or participants of both sexes.

The bill defines “sex” as the sex determined by a physician at birth and reflected on the birth certificate. The bill also requires the UW institution or technical college to notify students if the institution or technical college intends to change a designation for an athletic team or sport.

TAKE ACTION:

  • WISCONSIN RESIDENTS: Contact your lawmakers HERE & tell them to vote NO on all anti-trans sports bills

FEDERAL

H.R.8932 - "Protect Women's Sports Act"

"To provide that for purposes of determining compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in athletics, sex shall be determined on the basis of biological sex as determined at birth by a physician." Introduced by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) on Dec. 10, 2020.