The Alaska Board of Education’s recent proposal to ban transgender athletes from participating in sports teams that do not match their sex assigned at birth It has become, as expected, another input for the discussion about this topic in the United States.
One thing is certain: this is not the only US state in which a similar measure has been proposed, as There are several states in the country that have established, at the legislative level, regulations that restrict the participation of trans youth in team sports with a gender that does not coincide with the one assigned to them at birth..
The MAP organization (acronym for Movement Advancement Project), an independent non-profit think tank founded in 2006, recorded that at least 23 US states have enacted state laws to prohibit transgender students from participating in team sports.
These states are:
7 – Iowa
11 – Mississippi
13 – Missouri
14 – North Carolina
15 – North Dakota
17 – South Carolina
18 – South Dakota
22- West Virginia
23 – Wyoming
In addition, most of these states began implementing laws prohibiting the participation of trans athletes in team sports starting in 2020and 7 of them established the regulations this year.
A report by the American Civil Liberties Union, reviewed by The Hill news portal, indicated that almost 500 bills that directly target the LGBTQ+ population in the United States have been proposed in at least 46 states of the country.
At least 83 of these bills have become current state regulations.
Given these measures, civil organizations for the defense of human rights have spoken out and have warned that these are discriminatory measures against transgender athletes.
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