Bloomberg Law
Oct. 7, 2020, 8:01 AM

Transgender Athlete Fight to Heat Up as Legislatures Return

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

Conservative legislators and attorneys are challenging at the state and federal level the right of transgender athletes to participate in girls’ and women’s sports—an effort that will likely expand to several more states as legislatures return to session in the weeks and months ahead.

Proponents of legislation barring transgender athletes from girls’ sports teams argue it’s unfair to require cisgender females—those whose gender identities correspond to their sex at birth—to compete against transgender athletes, who they assert possess physical advantages if they’ve transitioned from ...

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