General Assembly To Debate Bill On Transgender Student-Athletes

(Richmond)- A new bill in Virginia would require transgender student-athletes to play on teams based on their biological sex. Delegate Karen Greenhalgh from Virginia Beach proposed the legislation. The bill is known as HB-1387 and would require schools and universities in Virginia to designate each of their sports teams into one of the three categories based on their biological sex. The options include an all-male team, an all-female team, and a coed or mixed-student team for both boys and girls. In order to try out for a sports team, the proposal requires students fill out an athletic eligibility form with the gender from their birth certificate signed by a licensed doctor.