NCAA won’t hold championships in states with anti-trans laws
The NCAA issued a statement Monday affirming its support for transgender student athletes, saying the organization will not hold championships in states that have anti-trans laws and bills.
“The NCAA Board of Governors firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports. This commitment is grounded in our values of inclusion and fair competition,” the statement read. “Our clear expectation as the Association’s top governing body is that all student-athletes will be treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to ensuring that NCAA championships are open for all who earn the right to compete in them.”
The board said the NCAA will determine where championships are held by selecting locations that can commit to providing an environment that is “safe, healthy and free of discrimination.”
The new guideline would mean Idaho, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi could not host NCAA championships.
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