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Elizabeth Sharrow, 2020 PEP Fellow, published an opinion piece that looks at efforts by state governments across the country to ban transgender girls and women from participating in scholastic and collegiate sports with cisgender athletes

Elizabeth Sharrow, 2020 PEP Fellow, published an opinion piece that looks at efforts by state governments across the country to ban transgender girls and women from participating in scholastic and collegiate sports with cisgender athletes, and their challenge to Title IX. “In an era before transgender identities consolidated, policymakers did not specify how sex-segregated teams should account for gender identity,” Sharrow writes. “But as more youth publicly identify as transgender, nonbinary or genderqueer, lawmakers in many states are scrutinizing and defining who “belongs” on girl’s and women’s teams. Transgender and nonbinary people often dis-identify with the sex assigned on their birth certificates, the only gender-marker many lawmakers currently propose should determine athletic participation.” Read more at The Washington Post.

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