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New bill would require student-athletes in Tennessee to play as gender identified at birth

New bill would require student-athletes in Tennessee to play as gender identified at birth

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The new year is underway and lawmakers have started to make a push for new legislation, but one bill already has a flag on the play. A controversial bill in Tennessee that would seek to stop transgender athletes from playing on a team that matches their gender identity has drawn some sharp criticism in the LGBTQ+ and sports communities. Tennessee House Bill 1572, if passed, would require public elementary and secondary schools to “ensure that student athletes participate in school-sanctioned sports based on the student’s biological sex as indicated on certificate issued at time of birth.”
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