2021 has brought a dramatic increase in the number of states proposing bills to regulate the participation of transgender athletes in school sports. More specifically, these bills target transgender women’s participation in women’s athletics, with proponents stating that they are seeking to “protect . . . female sports from being destroyed.” The American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) noted that in 2020, legislation was introduced to this effect in eighteen states. Just in the first two months of 2021, however, twenty-four states had introduced similar legislation. Sports Illustrated, on March 12, 2021, noted that that number is now up to twenty-six.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on March 22, 2021. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
D'Amore, Cecily, "Dramatic Rise in State Bills Targeting Transgender Student Athletes" (2021). AELJ Blog. 277.