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New Biden Education Rules Prohibit Blanket Bans On Males In Girls Sports
Some schools ban trans-identifying students from playing on the team of their preferred gender.
The education department’s Title IX rules state that schools that receive federal funding may not ban biological males in girls sports wholesale, but they may exclude them on a case by case basis.
“The proposed rule … recognizes that in some instances, particularly in competitive high school and college athletic environments, some schools may adopt policies that limit transgender students’ participation,” the education department said.
However, the proposal would give schools “the flexibility to develop their own participation policies,” the department added.
“Sex-related criteria” at schools that would limit or ban a trans-identified student from playing on the team of their preferred gender must meet two standards. First, the criteria must be related to an “important educational objective,” and second, the criteria must also “minimize harms” to the trans-identified student.