Stop Discrimination Against Trans Athletes
TAKE ACTION NOW
Excluding transgender athletes from participating in youth sports is Indiana’s latest attempt to prevent transgender people from living full and equal public lives.
Schools are public spaces that should be safe and accessible to everyone. Participation in sports is a key aspect of public schooling for many Hoosier students and linked to better outcomes in grades, graduation rates, and mental health. The Indiana General assembly has proposed legislation, HB 1088, that will single out trans students for further exclusion by preventing them from participating in sports with their peers.
When misinformation about biology and gender is used to bar transgender girls from sports it amounts to the same form of sex discrimination that has long been prohibited under Title IX, a law that protects all students – including trans people – on the basis of sex.
Transgender people have the right to participate in sports consistent with who they are, just like anyone. Denying this right is unconstitutional and blatant discrimination.
In every state and every community – trans people belong. We will fight to ensure our laws reflect that. We urge Indiana lawmakers to stop these attacks on the LGBTQ community.
We must fight back. Contact the House Education committee to oppose this measure.
The House Education Committee
Speaker of the House Brian Bosma