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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. In some cases we can provide 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.

For current timely calls to action, look for the "Take Action" posts here.

For more information on including transgender and nonbinary athletes in sports, including reading materials to help your understanding, go here.

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2023 SPORTS BILLS - updated 1/28/23

Alaska - HB27 - prefiled for 2023 on 1/9/23

AK HB27 would require students participating in interscholastic sports to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. Provides causes of action for students.

Colorado - HB1098 - introduced on 1/23/23

CO HB1098 would require intercollegiate, interscholastic, intramural, or club athletic team, sport, or athletic event to be designated as one of the following, based on the biological sex at birth of the participating students: Male, female, or coeducational. Provides causes of action for students, schools and institutions.

Connecticut - HB6213 - introduced on 1/19/23

CT HB6213 would amend title 10 of the general statutes to "prohibit student athletes who were born of the male sex from participating and competing in women's interscholastic athletic events." 

Connecticut - SB468 - introduced on 1/18/23

CT SB468 would amend the general statutes to "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 the person's birth certificate."

Hawaii - HB508 - introduced on 1/23/23

HI HB508 would require interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, and club athletic teams or sports 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 to designated as male, female or co-ed based on biological sex. Disputes regarding a student's sex shall be resolved by the student's school or institution by requesting that the student provide a health examination and consent form or other statement signed by the student's personal health care provider which must verify the student's biological sex. The health care provider may verify the student's biological sex as part of a routine sports physical examination by relying on only one or more of the following:

     (1) The student's reproductive anatomy;

     (2) The student's genetic makeup; or

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

Allows cause of action.

Maryland - HB359 - introduced on 1/26/23

MD HB359 would require school students participating in interscholastic sports to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. Provides causes of action for students.

Mississippi - SB2076 - introduced on 1/4/23

MS SB2076 attempts to define girl, woman, boy, man, mother, and father for the purposes of separating spaces in athletics.

Missouri - SB29 - introduced on 1/4/23

MO SB29 would require school students participating in interscholastic sports to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. Provides causes of action for students.

Missouri - HB170 - introduced on 1/5/23

MO HB170 would require private and public school students participating in interscholastic or intramural sports to sign an affidavit noting the student's sex listed on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. 

Missouri - HB183 - introduced on 1/5/23

MO HB183 would require elementary and secondary school students to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. 

Missouri - HB337 - introduced on 1/5/23

MO HB337 would require elementary and secondary school students to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. 

Missouri - SB165 - introduced on 1/4/23

MO SB165 would require elementary and secondary school students to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. Provides cause of action.

Missouri - SB29 - introduced on 1/4/23

MO SB29 would require students to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth. Provides cause of action.

Missouri - SB39 - introduced on 1/4/23

MO SB39 would require students to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth.

New Hampshire - HB396 - introduced on 1/9/23

NH HB396 would allow "any public entity to differentiate between the male and female sexes in athletic competitions, criminal incarceration, or places of intimate privacy, or otherwise to deny or undermine the state’s rational interest in recognizing the male and female sexes.  In this paragraph, “the male and female sexes” refers to biologically male and female human beings."

North Dakota - HB1249 - introduced on 1/10/23

ND HB1249 would require public and private school students to participate in school sports according to their sex assigned at birth or on a "mixed" team.

North Dakota - HB1489 - introduced on 1/10/23

ND HB1489 would require college students to participate in school sports according to their sex assigned at birth or on a "mixed" team. Provides cause of action.

Oklahoma - SB1007 - introduced on 2/6/23

OK SB1007 would require a parent or legal guardian of a student to sign an affidavit acknowledging a student's sex assigned at birth at the beginning of each school year.

Oklahoma - SB1007 - introduced on 2/6/23

OK SB1007 would require athletes to participate based on their sex assigned at birth and prohibit locker room or restroom use that aligns with a trans person's gender identity.

Oregon - HB2186 - introduced on 1/9/23

OR HB2186 would prohibit K-12 and collegiate athletic organizations from designating, classifying, naming or categorizing a category or competition as "female" if it allows trans girls or trans women to participate. 

Oregon - SB453 - introduced on 1/9/23

OR SB453 requires school districts to designate athletic competitions and extracurricular sports according to biological sex. Provides causes of action for students and school districts.

Oregon - SB749 - introduced on 1/17/23

OR SB749 requires school districts to designate athletic competitions and extracurricular sports according to biological sex. Provides causes of action for students and school districts.

Tennessee - HB306 - introduced on 1/19/23

TN HB306 would allow private schools to create policies about participation based on gender for school sports.  

Texas - HB23 - prefiled for 2023 on 11/14/22

TX HB23 would require elementary and secondary school students and collegiate athletes to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at the time of birth. 

Texas - SB649 - introduced on 1/27/23

TX SB649 would require students to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at the time of birth. Provides a cause of action. 

Virginia - SB911 - prefiled for 2023 on 1/5/23

VA SB911 would require elementary and secondary school students to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near the time of birth.

Virginia - SB962 - introduced on 1/6/23

VA SB962 would require public or private elementary or secondary school students participating in interscholastic sports to participate on sports teams according to "biological sex." Provides causes of action for students.

Virginia - SB1186 - introduced on 1/10/23

VA SB1186 would amend the Code of Virginia relating to elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education by determining a student's eligibility for interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, and club athletic teams and sports by the birth certificate at or near the time of birth. It prohibits competition against teams with trans athletes. It also allows anyone who feels harmed by the presence of a trans athlete to sue within two years of the harm.

Virginia - HB1387 - prefiled for 2023 on 11/15/22

VA HB1387 would amend the Code of Virginia relating to elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education by determining a student's eligibility for interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, and club athletic teams and sports by the birth certificate at or near the time of birth. It prohibits competition against teams with trans athletes. It also allows anyone who feels harmed by the presence of a trans athlete to sue within two years of the harm.

Virginia - HB1399 - prefiled for 2023 on 11/30/22

VA HB1399 would amend the Code of Virginia relating to elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education by determining a student's eligibility for interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, and club athletic teams and sports by the birth certificate at or near the time of birth. It prohibits competition against teams with trans athletes. It also allows anyone who feels harmed by the presence of a trans athlete to sue within two years of the harm.

Wyoming - HB187 - introduced on 1/18/23

WY HB187 would require public or private elementary or secondary school students participating in interscholastic sports to participate on sports teams according to "biological sex."

2023 HEALTH BILLS - updated 12/20/22

Oklahoma - HB1011 - prefiled for 2023 on 12/1/22

OK HB1011 prohibits a healthcare provider from providing gender-affirming care for anyone under the age of 21.

Oklahoma - SB129 - introduced 1/4/23

OK SB129 prohibits a healthcare provider from providing gender-affirming care for anyone under the age of 26.

South Carolina - H3551 - prefiled for 2023 on 12/15/22

SC H3551 prohibits a healthcare provider from providing gender-affirming care, including puberty blockers, to a minor under age 18. Also states that a nurse, counselor, teacher, principal, or other administrative officials at a public or private school attended by a minor is prohibited from doing either of the following:

(1)encouraging or coercing a minor to withhold from the minor's parent or legal guardian the fact that the minor's perception of the minor's gender or sex is inconsistent with the minor's sex; and

(2)withholding from a minor's parent or legal guardian information related to a minor's perception that the minor's gender or sex is inconsistent with the minor's sex.

South Carolina - S243 - prefiled for 2023 on 11/30/22

SC S243 prohibits a healthcare provider from providing gender-affirming care, including puberty blockers, to a minor.

South Carolina - S274 - prefiled for 2023 on 12/15/22

SC S274 prohibits a healthcare provider from providing gender-affirming care, including puberty blockers, to a minor under age 21. In order for a person 21 years of age or older to receive gender transition procedures, he must first obtain a referral from his primary care physician and a referral from a licensed psychiatrist who must certify that the person has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria or a similar condition by the psychiatrist and that the psychiatrist believes that gender transition procedures would be appropriate for the person.

Tennessee - HB1 - prefiled for 2023 on 11/9/22

TN HB1 prohibits a healthcare provider from performing on a minor or administering to a minor a medical procedure if the performance or administration of the procedure is for the purpose of enabling a minor to identify with, or live as, a purported identity inconsistent with the minor’s sex. 

Tennessee - SB1 - prefiled for 2023 on 11/9/22

TN HB1 prohibits a healthcare provider from performing on a minor or administering to a minor a medical procedure if the performance or administration of the procedure is for the purpose of enabling a minor to identify with, or live as, a purported identity inconsistent with the minor’s sex. 

Texas - HB42 - prefiled for 2023 on 11/14/22

TX HB42 would expand the definition of "child abuse" to include providing gender-affirming healthcare, including administering puberty blockers or gender-affirming hormone treatment.

Texas - HB112 - prefiled for 2023 on 11/14/22

TX HB112 would criminalize gender-affirming health care by banning healthcare providers from offering various gender-affirming procedures and treatments for children, including puberty blockers and testosterone or estrogen doses. Violations could result in a second-degree felony.

 

Texas - HB41 - prefiled for 2023 on 11/14/22

TX HB41 would criminalize gender-affirming health care by banning healthcare providers from offering various gender-affirming procedures and treatments for children, including puberty blockers and testosterone or estrogen doses, and would also take away professional liability insurance policy from providers who offer these treatments.

Virginia - SB791 - prefiled for 2023 on 11/29/22

VA SB791 would prohibit gender transition procedures, defined in the bill, for individuals under 18 years of age and prohibits the use of public funds for gender transition procedures for individuals under 18 years of age. The bill establishes enforcement procedures for violation of the SAFE Act. The bill states that a health benefit plan providing health care coverage in the Commonwealth is prohibited from providing coverage for gender transition procedures for individuals younger than 18 years of age and is not required to provide coverage for gender transition procedures for individuals 18 years of age or older.

FEDERAL BILL - HB9507 - INTRODUCED 12/13/22

HB9507 would amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to prevent State child protective services systems from removing a child from the custody of the child's parent or legal guardian due to the parent's or legal guardian's reluctance or refusal to consent to the child receiving a gender-transition intervention, and for other purposes.

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