[Ed. – The places won’t be ‘free of discrimination’ against women, who are adversely affected by this form of ‘inclusion.’]
The NCAA, which regulates college athletics in the U.S., backed transgender athletes Monday, saying it won’t hold championship events in locations that aren’t “free of discrimination.”
As Republicans in more than two dozen states target transgender athletes, the NCAA Board of Governors said it “firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports.”
It said its “more inclusive” policy for transgender athletes, which requires testosterone suppression treatment for transgender women to compete in women’s sports, means “inclusion and fairness can coexist for all student-athletes, including transgender athletes, at all levels of sport.”
The board said it would monitor situations regarding trans athletes’ participation without specifically mentioning states that have banned it or are considering bans. It did say the “environment” could affect the locations of championship games.