Transgender teen sues Tennessee over school sports ban

Lifestyle October 20, 2021 News
Transgender teen sues Tennessee over school sports ban

From NBC News | NBC-Out by Jo Yurcaba

Civil rights groups on Thursday filed a lawsuit against a Tennessee law that restricts transgender students’ participation in sports, arguing that the law is discriminatory and unconstitutional.

The law, which took effect in March on the same day Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed it, requires student athletes and their parents to prove the sex they were assigned at birth, either through an “original” birth certificate or some other form of evidence. As a result, it bars transgender students from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identities.

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