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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. When possible, we've provided a list of emails or links to contact lawmakers. In some cases, we can provide a script to make it easy. You can copy and paste or add your own thoughts. 

Each time a bill is heard and voted on, lawmakers consider the outreach from constituents and others who write in to express support or opposition to 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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CURRENT TOTALS (August 22, 2023)

23 states ban transgender students from participating in school sports consistent with their gender identity.

21 states ban transgender students in college from participating in sports consistent with their gender identity.

State
Date
K-12
College
Trans boys
Notes
North Carolina
August 21, 2023
6-12
College
Not mentioned
Missouri
June 7, 2023
K-12
College
Bans trans boys if a girls team exists
Ban will expire August 28, 2027
North Dakota
April 11, 2023
K-12
College
Explicitly allows trans boys to play with boys
Kansas
April 5, 2023
K-12
College
Not mentioned
Wyoming
March 17, 2023
7-12
Explicitly allows trans boys to play with boys
Louisiana
June 6, 2022
K-12
College
Explicitly allows trans boys to play with boys
Indiana
May 24, 2022
K-12
College
Not mentioned
South Carolina
May 16, 2022
K-12
College
Bans trans boys if a girls team exists
Kentucky
April 13, 2022
6-12
College
Explicitly allows trans boys to play with boys
Arizona
March 30, 2022
K-12
College
Not mentioned
Currently blocked by temporary court order
Oklahoma
March 30, 2022
K-12
College
Not mentioned
Utah
March 25, 2022
K-12
Not mentioned
Currently blocked by temporary court order
Iowa
March 3, 2022
K-12
College
Not mentioned
Texas
October 25, 2021
K-12
College
Bans trans boys if a girls team exists
Florida
June 1, 2021
Secondary
College
Explicitly allows trans boys to play with boys
Montana
May 7, 2021
K-12
College
Not mentioned
College ban deemed unconstitutional; K-12 still in effect
West Virginia
April 28 2021
Secondary
College
Explicitly allows trans boys to play with boys
Currently blocked by temporary court order
Alabama
April 23, 2021
K-12
College
Banned (college); Bans trans boys if a girls team exists (K-12)
South Dakota
March 29, 2021
K-12
College
Not mentioned
Tennessee
March 26, 2021
5-12
College
Explicitly allows trans boys to play with boys (college); Total ban for trans boys (5-12)
Arkansas
March 25, 2021
K-12
College
Not mentioned
Mississippi
March 11, 2021
K-12
College
Not mentioned
Idaho
March 30, 2020
K-12
College
Not mentioned
2023 SPORTS BILLS - updated 8/14/23

Alabama - HB261 - introduced 4/5/23 - became law 5/25/23

AL HB261 would ban trans women from participating on women's teams in 2- or 4-year colleges, and would protect K-12 and colleges that follow this law.

Alaska - HB27 - prefiled1/9/23 - dead 6/6/23

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 - dead 2/13/23

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 - dead 6/7/23

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 - dead 6/7/23

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 - dead 5/4/23

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.

Hawaii - SB1429 - introduced on 1/25/23

HI SB1429 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.

Illinois - HB1071 - introduced on 1/12/23

IL HB1071 would pull state funding to any school that allows transgender athletes to play.

TAKE ACTION

Contact the House Rules Committee and tell them to vote NO on HB1071

Illinois - HB1562 - introduced on 1/30/23

IL HB1562 would require students to participate in school sports according to their sex assigned at birth and at the beginning of each academic year would require athletes to submit 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.

TAKE ACTION

Contact the House Rules Committee and tell them to vote NO on HB1562

Kansas - HB2238 - introduced on 1/31/23 - Governor veto, legislature override - BECAME LAW 4/5/23

KS HB2238 would require school students in K-12 and private college sports to participate on sports teams according to their sex assigned at birth. Provides causes of action.

Kansas - SB180 - introduced on 2/7/23 - Governor veto, Legislature override - BECAME LAW 4/27/23

KS SB180 attempts to define girl, woman, boy, man, mother, and father for the purposes of separating spaces in athletics.

Kentucky - SB145 - introduced on 2/15/23 - became law 3/24/23

KY SB145 states, "the sex of a student for the purpose of determining eligibility to participate in an athletic activity or sport shall be determined by: a. A student's biological sex as indicated on the student's original, unedited birth certificate issued at the time of birth; or b. An affidavit signed and sworn to by the physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, or chiropractor that conducted the annual medical examination required by paragraph (e) of this subsection under penalty of perjury establishing the student's biological sex at the time of birth

Maryland - HB359 - introduced on 1/26/23 - failed

MD HB359 would require school students 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.

Minnesota - HF1086 - introduced on 1/30/23

MN HF1086 states that any public elementary, secondary school or a school that is a member of the Minnesota State High School League that permits a member of the male sex to participate in interscholastic or intramural athletics that are designed for members of the female sex is in violation of this section. 

TAKE ACTION

Contact the House Education Policy Committee and tell them to vote NO on HF1086

Minnesota - HF551 - introduced on 1/19/23

MN HF551Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, only students of the female sex may participate in an elementary or secondary school level athletic team or sport that an educational institution has restricted on the basis of sex to 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.

TAKE ACTION

Contact the House Education Policy Committee and tell them to vote NO on HF551

Minnesota - SF724 - introduced on 1/25/23

MN SF724 states that any public elementary, secondary school or a school that is a member of the Minnesota State High School League that permits a member of the male sex to participate in interscholastic or intramural athletics that are designed for members of the female sex is in violation of this section. 

TAKE ACTION

Contact the Senate Education Policy Committee and tell them to vote NO on SF724

Minnesota - SF934 - introduced on 1/30/23

MN HF551 would define "male" as having one X and one Y chromosome and would restrict people with XY chromosomes from participating on a women's team. participants 12 years old or older or in the 7th grade or above to participate on teams according to chromosomes. A student with XY chromosomes who participates on a female-only team or uses a female locker room would be guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

TAKE ACTION

Contact the Senate Education Policy Committee and tell them to vote NO on SF934

Mississippi - HB1144 - introduced on 1/16/23 - Dead on 1/31/23

MS HB1144 attempts to define girl, woman, boy, man, mother, and father for the purposes of separating spaces in athletics.

Mississippi - SB1074 - introduced on 1/16/23 - Dead on 1/31/23

MS SB1074 attempts to define girl, woman, boy, man, mother, and father for the purposes of separating spaces in athletics.

Mississippi - SB2076 - introduced on 1/4/23 - failed

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

Mississippi - SB2773 - introduced on 1/16/23 - Dead on 1/31/23

MS SB2773 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 - Dead 5/12/23

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 - Dead 5/12/23

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 - SB2 - introduced on 1/4/23 - Dead 5/2/23

MO SB2 would require K-12 and post-secondary school students to participate on sports teams according to the sex assigned at birth as dictated by chromosomes, hormones, and genitalia. Would pull funding from any public or private K-12 or high education institution that allows transgender athletes to participate.

Missouri - SB29 - introduced on 1/4/23 - Dead 5/12/23

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 - became law 6/7/23

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.

Missouri - SB48 - introduced on 12/1/22 - Dead 5/12/23

MO SB48 would require K-12 and post-secondary school students to participate on sports teams according to the sex assigned at birth as dictated by chromosomes, hormones, and genitalia.

Missouri - SB87 - introduced on 12/1/22 - Dead 5/12/23

MO SB87 would require K-12 students to participate on sports teams according to the sex assigned at birth. Would provide cause of action. Would pull state funds from any school that allows a trans athlete to play.

Missouri - SB165 - introduced on 1/4/23 - Dead 5/12/23

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.

Nebraska - LB575 - introduced on 1/17/23 - Dead 6/1/23

NE LB575 would require students to participate on sports teams according to their chromosomes. Provides cause of action.

Nevada - AB374 - failed

NV AB374 would require students to participate on sports teams according to their original birth certificate.

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."

New Mexico - HB492 - introduced on 2/16/23 - Dead 3/18/23

NM HB492 states that any athlete K-12 or college must play on the team according to their "biological sex" and provides civil causes of action.

New York - S6259 - introduced on 4/10/23

NY S6259 would require student-athletes in grades 7-12 to participate in sports according to their sex assigned at birth. 

New York - A6124 - introduced on 4/3/23

NY A6124 would require student-athletes in grades 7-12 to participate in sports according to their sex assigned at birth. 

North Carolina - S631 - introduced on 4/5/23 

NC S631 would require public and private school students to participate in school sports according to their "reproductive biology and genetics at birth." Would also provide cause of action.

North Carolina - S636 - introduced on 4/5/23 

NC S636 would impose "biology requirements" for student-athletes.

North Dakota - HB1249 - introduced on 1/10/23 - signed to law 4/12/23

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 - signed to law 4/12/23

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

Ohio - HB6 - 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 - SB973- introduced on 2/6/23- Dead 5/27/23

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 - Dead 5/27/23

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 - SB408 - introduced on 2/6/23- Dead 6/30/23

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 - Dead 6/25/23

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 - Dead 6/25/23

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 - Dead 6/25/23

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.

Pennsylvania - HB216 - introduced on 3/8/23

PA HB216 would ban college student-athletes who are transgender women from participating on women's teams and provides causes of action for students and school districts.

TAKE ACTION

Contact the House Education Committee and tell them to vote NO on HB216

Rhode Island - S391 - introduced on 2/16/23 - Dead 6/16/23

RI S391 would require K-12 and post-secondary school students to participate on sports teams according to the sex assigned at birth as dictated by chromosomes, hormones, and genitalia. Provides causes of action for students and school districts.

Tennessee - HB306 - introduced on 1/19/23 - Dead 6/25/23

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

Tennessee - SB1237 - introduced on 1/31/23 - made law 4/28/23

TN SB1237 would allow private schools to create policies about participation based on gender for school sports.  

Texas - HB23 - prefiled for 2023 on 11/14/22 - Dead 5/29/23

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 - Dead 5/29/23

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. 

Texas - SB15 - introduced on 3/9/23 - became law 6/18/23

TX SB15 would require colleges to require students to participate on sports teams according to the sex listed on their birth certificate at the time of birth. 

Vermont - H513 - introduced on 4/7/23

VT H513 would require students in elementary, secondary and post secondary schools to prohibit students assigned male at birth from participating on girls' teams. 

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

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 - failed

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 - failed

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 - failed

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 - failed

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 - dead

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."

Wyoming - SF133 - introduced on 1/20/23 - became law 3/17/23

WY SF133 would require public or private elementary or secondary school students (grades 7-12) participating in interscholastic sports to participate on sports teams according to "biological sex."

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