School association – Sahara Acaps http://sahara-acaps.org/ Sat, 20 Aug 2022 11:27:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sahara-acaps.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-59-120x120.png School association – Sahara Acaps http://sahara-acaps.org/ 32 32 Alberta school association receives grant to study impact of COVID-19 https://sahara-acaps.org/alberta-school-association-receives-grant-to-study-impact-of-covid-19/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sahara-acaps.org/alberta-school-association-receives-grant-to-study-impact-of-covid-19/ Breadcrumb Links Local News The survey will also provide the ASCA with an opportunity to learn which interventions or supports parents believe would be most beneficial for their children. A recently released cross-Canada poll shows that most parents say they are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 in schools. Photo by Leonhard Foeger /Reuters, file […]]]>

The survey will also provide the ASCA with an opportunity to learn which interventions or supports parents believe would be most beneficial for their children.

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The Alberta School Councils’ Association has received a $15,000 grant to examine the perceived effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic development and student social and mental health.

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The grant, provided by Alberta Education, is for a survey of parents or primary caregivers of K-12 students, where they can share their views on their child’s academic growth, progress learning, social, emotional and mental health, and potential losses or gaps resulting from learning disruptions during COVID-19.

Survey responses will provide the Alberta School Boards Association (ASCA) Board of Directors with insights into the educational experience during the pandemic and will be used to advocate for changes to help students succeed.

“As a provincial partner in education, the ASCA advocates on behalf of parents through its member school councils and often undertakes activities to represent the collective perspectives of parents and guardians of Alberta students to of the Minister of Education and other education partners and stakeholders,” Brandi Rai, President of ASCA, said in a press release.

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“We are grateful to the Minister of Education for providing ASCA with project funding to conduct this survey with a wide audience. Throughout the pandemic, we have heard the concerns of parents at the Alberta regarding academic progress, social/emotional growth and mental health issues.

The survey will also provide the ASCA with the opportunity to learn which interventions or supports parents believe will be most beneficial for their children.

“With these perspectives gathered in one place, ASCA can focus on influencing positive change that will benefit all students in Alberta,” Rai said.

ASCA is the provincial association that represents parents on school councils and works to build strong school communities and give parents a voice in their children’s education.

The ASCA says the anonymous survey, which takes less than 10 minutes to complete, can be found on the ASCA’s website. It will close at 9 a.m. on July 11. The results will be shared with the Ministry of Education after closing.

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The Atlanta Braves and Georgia High School Association will host the 6A and 7A baseball championship games at Truist Park this week https://sahara-acaps.org/the-atlanta-braves-and-georgia-high-school-association-will-host-the-6a-and-7a-baseball-championship-games-at-truist-park-this-week/ Tue, 17 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sahara-acaps.org/the-atlanta-braves-and-georgia-high-school-association-will-host-the-6a-and-7a-baseball-championship-games-at-truist-park-this-week/ The Atlanta Braves have partnered with the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) to host the third annual GHSA 6A and 7A Baseball Championships at Truist Park. Designed to showcase baseball talent in the Southeast, the championships are an extension of the organization’s efforts to foster the next generation of young baseball talent. The championships will […]]]>

The Atlanta Braves have partnered with the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) to host the third annual GHSA 6A and 7A Baseball Championships at Truist Park. Designed to showcase baseball talent in the Southeast, the championships are an extension of the organization’s efforts to foster the next generation of young baseball talent. The championships will take place from Thursday May 19 to Friday May 20 with additional matches to be played on Saturday May 21, if necessary. Series 6A and 7A 2022 will be played best of three doubleheaders.

Tickets are $15 and will be available for purchase online at https://gofan.co/app/school/GHSA. If fans are looking to purchase a Champions suite, interested parties can contact Douglass Licitra at Douglass.Licitra@Braves.com for more information. Parking for championship games is free in the Red Deck for four hours.

For more information on the games as well as the GHSA partnership, please visit www.ghsa.net.

The match schedule is shown below.

WHEN:

Thursday May 19

· 6A – Pope High School vs Allatoona High School: First pitch at 5:00 p.m. with Game 2 scheduled to start 30 minutes after the end of Game 1.

Friday May 20:

· 6A – Pope High School vs Allatoona High School: First throw 12h (If necessary)

· 7A – Woodstock High vs Etowah High: First pitch at 5:00 p.m. with Game 2 scheduled to start 30 minutes after the end of Game 1.

Saturday May 21:

· 7A – Woodstock High vs Etowah High: First throw 7 p.m. (If necessary)

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Georgia High School Association Passes Transgender Sports Ban | New https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-passes-transgender-sports-ban-new-2/ Thu, 05 May 2022 20:32:09 +0000 https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-passes-transgender-sports-ban-new-2/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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Georgia High School Association Passes Transgender Sports Ban | New https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-passes-transgender-sports-ban-new/ Thu, 05 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-passes-transgender-sports-ban-new/ The Georgia High School Association executive committee voted unanimously to require transgender students to participate in school sports based on the gender identities listed on their birth certificates. Wednesday’s unanimous vote followed the passage of legislation by the Republican-controlled General Assembly last month that put the issue of banning transgender sports back to the association. […]]]>

The Georgia High School Association executive committee voted unanimously to require transgender students to participate in school sports based on the gender identities listed on their birth certificates.

Wednesday’s unanimous vote followed the passage of legislation by the Republican-controlled General Assembly last month that put the issue of banning transgender sports back to the association.

“I’m proud to have stood up for this issue in Georgia,” GOP Gov. Brian Kemp said on Facebook after the vote.

Transgender rights advocates have blasted the vote following a secretive and rushed process that will actually harm transgender students who are already disproportionately victimized by violence and suicide.

“At no time during the General Assembly’s debate on bills that would have had such a devastating impact, have proponents of this change been able to present a single example of how allowing transgender students from participating in sports has harmed other students in Georgia,” said Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality, the state’s largest LGBTQ+ advocacy group.

Georgia Democratic Party spokesman Max Flugrath accused Kemp of playing politics with the lives of transgender students.

“Kemp’s advocacy of this dangerous policy and jubilation at its enactment underscores the cruelty and level of extremism that has defined his tenure,” Flugrath said. “He has always put his extreme partisan politics and political career above our best interests, even if it means hurting our children and dividing our communities.”

The governor and Republican legislative leaders have defended the legislation as ensuring girls born female can compete equally in sports.

“I’m so proud of the tremendous progress we’ve made in women’s sports here in Georgia,” said Senate Pro Tempore President Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, running for lieutenant governor. “That’s why we can’t let the madness of the Woke Mob destroy girls’ sport.”

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Georgia High School Association to implement law for transgender people in sports https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-to-implement-law-for-transgender-people-in-sports/ Thu, 05 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-to-implement-law-for-transgender-people-in-sports/ AUGUSTA, Georgia (WJBF) –“Honestly, I disagree with this because, to the most part, it doesn’t make much sense,” said Chanel Cartier Reigns, a transfeminine/transgender woman. The Georgia High School Association is currently implementing a law preventing transgender high school students from competing on teams that match their gender identity. Opponents say lawmakers are trying to […]]]>

AUGUSTA, Georgia (WJBF) –“Honestly, I disagree with this because, to the most part, it doesn’t make much sense,” said Chanel Cartier Reigns, a transfeminine/transgender woman.

The Georgia High School Association is currently implementing a law preventing transgender high school students from competing on teams that match their gender identity.

Opponents say lawmakers are trying to block transgender students from playing sports.

Chanel Cartier Reigns, who identifies as transfeminine or transgender, says the law could affect young teens who want to come out.

“Things like that make young people not want to come out as transgender or non-binary or gender fluid or whatever their pronouns are,” Reigns said.

Governor Kemp released a statement and tweeted “The Georgia High School Association has voted to protect fairness in school sports by unanimously allowing young people to compete based on the sex determined on their birth certificate.”

Reigns now says that law is in place. School administrators should create a safe space for students from the LGBTQ community

“These people should know their options. I think counselors or teachers should have some kind of training to help them deal with transgender people better and know what signs to look for just to have a better connection,” Reigns said.

Georgia Rep. Jodi Lott also released a statement saying the bill does not specifically reference transgender students and only addresses male identities. She says the bill is designed to prevent boys from playing women’s sports and to maintain equal opportunities.

The Georgia High School Association said it would enforce the new law starting next school year.

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Georgia High School Association endorses ban on transgender athletes https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-endorses-ban-on-transgender-athletes-2/ Thu, 05 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-endorses-ban-on-transgender-athletes-2/ The Georgia High School Association has changed its rules for determining a student-athlete’s gender to prevent transgender students from playing on teams that match their gender identity. The association, which oversees sports at 465 public and private schools across the state, approved the change by unanimous vote on Wednesday, according to meeting minutes. Under the […]]]>


The Georgia High School Association has changed its rules for determining a student-athlete’s gender to prevent transgender students from playing on teams that match their gender identity.

The association, which oversees sports at 465 public and private schools across the state, approved the change by unanimous vote on Wednesday, according to meeting minutes.

Under the new rules, a student’s gender will be determined by what is written on their birth certificate. Previously, the association honored gender determinations made by schools.

The change comes less than a week after Governor Brian Kemp sign a series of education reform bills, including one aimed at trans student athletes. This bill will create a committee whose responsibilities include determining whether students who are assigned a boy at birth should be able to compete on girls’ teams.

That committee process has yet to happen, and the vote was taken by the entire GHSA executive committee, much to the dismay of transgender advocates like Sen. Sally Harrell, an Atlanta Democrat.

“I’m disappointed that the Georgia High School Association made this decision so quickly,” said Harrell, who spoke out against a similar bill of the State Senate as the mother of a transgender child. “According to the legislation passed, Bill 1084, they were supposed to create a ten-member special committee to investigate and determine if this policy was necessary. They do not have. They didn’t create the committee and they didn’t do any investigation.

The supposed injustice of transgender athletes competing against women and girls has been a flashpoint among conservatives across the country. They cite examples like University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, a transgender woman who won a women’s national championship, but proponents of the ban gave no examples of transgender girls dominating women’s sports in Georgia. .

Even so, Republican lawmakers have made the measure a priority for this year’s legislative session, and Gov. Brian Kemp has placed it on his list of most wanted legislation.

A bill that would have totally banned transgender girls from school sports past the Senate but did not receive a vote from the House, leading supporters to hope he was dead. But in one of the most dramatic twistsRepublican lawmakers grafted language onto a bill related to teaching divisive concepts in the classroom just as the last day of the session drew to a close.

The association’s executive director, Robin Hines, said the committee would still be formed, but he said Wednesday’s vote had nothing to do with the law being passed.

He also said he does not consider it to discriminate against transgender students.

“In my mind, it wasn’t a transgender issue, it was a competitive balance issue,” he said. “Understanding that there are biological differences between men and women, athletically. The Georgia High School Association works on competitive balance in different ways. Smaller schools are in areas with smaller schools , not bigger schools, so it’s all about competition and fairness in sport.

Conservative leaders have adopted a similar tone.

“Sport teaches our children about teamwork and discipline, and we know that for girls there is a strong correlation between playing sports and getting good grades, having high self-esteem and staying out of trouble” said Pro Tem Sen. Butch Miller, who is running for lieutenant governor as a Republican. “That’s why we can’t and won’t let the madness of the woke crowd destroy girls’ sport. It’s called girls’ sport for a reason – it’s for girls.

Chairman of the conservative lobby group Frontline Policy Action, Cole Muzio, hailed the vote as a victory against the ‘woke mob’ “who lie to children and seek to mold them in ways that are inconsistent with biology and the way which God created them”.

“This decision, however, is simply a matter of fairness – that everyone has the opportunity to participate on the grounds of fair play,” he said in a statement. “This is the right decision of the Georgia General Assembly and the GHSA, and we are so grateful!”

Parents of transgender children see it differently. They call it a cynical election year ploy at the expense of children who often face exclusion and bullying, at a time in their lives when it can seem extremely important to feel a sense of belonging.

According to the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis prevention organization for LGBTQ youth, 42% of LGBTQ youth have seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender youth. and not binary.

“I think they’ll take it as a rejection of who they are,” Harrell said. “And that worries me because it seems that a number of these children have mental health problems. and I’m afraid it’s being pushed for no particular reason, since everyone seems to agree that it’s not a problem at this point.

Jen Slipakoff, a Georgia resident and mother of a transgender student, agreed.

“This decision is absolutely devastating for families like mine,” she said. “The cruelty that accompanies targeting the most vulnerable children is truly staggering. The painful consequences are going to be detrimental to the mental health of every trans child, and they will be negatively impacted for years to come, if not the rest of their lives.

Harrell said she hopes more schools will institute inclusive intramural sports leagues so students can participate and learn about teamwork and fair play, regardless of skill level or school identity. gender.

“If we build more infrastructure for recreational sports, then all kinds of children can reap the benefits,” she said. “Short kids, tall kids, kids who didn’t train early enough or can’t afford to train to be more competitive. We need more opportunities for all children to participate in high school sports rather than banning, rather than targeting a certain group of children.

Georgia recorder is part of States Newsroom, a network of news outlets supported by grants and a coalition of donors as a 501c(3) public charity.

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Georgia High School Association Passes Transgender Sports Ban | Policy https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-passes-transgender-sports-ban-policy/ Thu, 05 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-passes-transgender-sports-ban-policy/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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Georgia High School Association endorses ban on transgender athletes https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-endorses-ban-on-transgender-athletes-3/ Thu, 05 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-endorses-ban-on-transgender-athletes-3/ The Georgia High School Association has changed its rules for determining a student-athlete’s gender to prevent transgender students from playing on teams that match their gender identity. The association, which oversees sports at 465 public and private schools across the state, approved the change by unanimous vote on Wednesday, according to meeting minutes. Under the […]]]>

The Georgia High School Association has changed its rules for determining a student-athlete’s gender to prevent transgender students from playing on teams that match their gender identity.

The association, which oversees sports at 465 public and private schools across the state, approved the change by unanimous vote on Wednesday, according to meeting minutes.

Under the new rules, a student’s gender will be determined by what is written on their birth certificate. Previously, the association honored gender determinations made by schools.

The change comes less than a week after Governor Brian Kemp signed a series of education reform bills into law, including one targeting trans student athletes. This bill will create a committee whose responsibilities include determining whether students who are assigned a boy at birth should be able to compete on girls’ teams.

That committee process has yet to happen, and the vote was taken by the entire GHSA executive committee, much to the dismay of transgender advocates like Sen. Sally Harrell, an Atlanta Democrat.

“I’m disappointed that the Georgia High School Association came to this decision so quickly,” said Harrell, who spoke against a similar state Senate bill as the mother of a transgender child. “According to the legislation passed, Bill 1084, they were supposed to create a ten-member special committee to investigate and determine if this policy was necessary. They do not have. They didn’t create the committee and they didn’t do any investigation.

The supposed injustice of transgender athletes competing against women and girls has been a flashpoint among conservatives across the country. They cite examples like University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, a transgender woman who won a women’s national championship, but proponents of the ban gave no examples of transgender girls dominating women’s sports in Georgia. .

Even so, Republican lawmakers have made the measure a priority for this year’s legislative session, and Gov. Brian Kemp has placed it on his list of most wanted legislation.

A bill that would have banned transgender girls altogether from participating in school sports passed the Senate but failed to receive a vote in the House, leading advocates to hope it was dead. But in one of the most dramatic twists of the session, Republican lawmakers grafted language onto a bill tied to teaching divisive concepts in the classroom just as the final day of the session neared its end. end.

The association’s executive director, Robin Hines, said the committee would still be formed, but he said Wednesday’s vote had nothing to do with the law being passed.

He also said he does not consider it to discriminate against transgender students.

“In my mind, it wasn’t a transgender issue, it was a competitive balance issue,” he said. “Understanding that there are biological differences between men and women, athletically. The Georgia High School Association works on competitive balance in different ways. Smaller schools are in areas with smaller schools , not bigger schools, so it’s all about competition and fairness in sport.

Conservative leaders have adopted a similar tone.

“Sport teaches our children about teamwork and discipline, and we know that for girls there is a strong correlation between playing sports and getting good grades, having high self-esteem and staying out of trouble” said Pro Tem Sen. Butch Miller, who is running for lieutenant governor as a Republican. “That’s why we can’t and won’t let the madness of the woke mob destroy girls’ sport. It’s called girls’ sport for a reason – it’s for girls.

Chairman of the conservative lobby group Frontline Policy Action, Cole Muzio, hailed the vote as a victory against the ‘woke mob’ “who lie to children and seek to mold them in ways that are inconsistent with biology and the way which God created them”.

“This decision, however, is simply a matter of fairness – that everyone has the opportunity to participate on the grounds of fair play,” he said in a statement. “This is the right decision of the Georgia General Assembly and the GHSA, and we are so grateful!”

Parents of transgender children see it differently. They call it a cynical election year ploy at the expense of children who often face exclusion and bullying, at a time in their lives when it can seem extremely important to feel a sense of belonging.

According to the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis prevention organization for LGBTQ youth, 42% of LGBTQ youth have seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender youth. and not binary.

“I think they’ll take it as a rejection of who they are,” Harrell said. “And that worries me because it seems that a number of these children have mental health problems. and I’m afraid it’s being pushed for no particular reason, since everyone seems to agree that it’s not a problem at this point.

Jen Slipakoff, a Georgia resident and mother of a transgender student, agreed.

“This decision is absolutely devastating for families like mine,” she said. “The cruelty that accompanies targeting the most vulnerable children is truly staggering. The painful consequences are going to be detrimental to the mental health of every trans child, and they will be negatively impacted for years to come, if not for the rest of their lives.

Harrell said she hopes more schools will institute inclusive intramural sports leagues so students can participate and learn about teamwork and fair play, regardless of skill level or school identity. gender.

“If we build more infrastructure for recreational sports, then all kinds of children can reap the benefits,” she said. “Short kids, tall kids, kids who didn’t train early enough or can’t afford to train to be more competitive. We need more opportunities for all children to participate in high school sports rather than banning, rather than targeting a certain group of children.

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Georgia High School Association Bans Transgender Athletes https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-bans-transgender-athletes/ Wed, 04 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-bans-transgender-athletes/ The state organization charged with overseeing Georgia high school sports voted on May 4 to ban transgender athletes by requiring that athletes be allowed to compete only based on the gender on their birth certificate and not based on their gender identity. The ruling has angered and disappointed leading LGBTQ advocates, who say it was […]]]>

The state organization charged with overseeing Georgia high school sports voted on May 4 to ban transgender athletes by requiring that athletes be allowed to compete only based on the gender on their birth certificate and not based on their gender identity.

The ruling has angered and disappointed leading LGBTQ advocates, who say it was hastily issued, was discriminatory and would only hurt transgender students.

The Georgia High School Association’s executive committee has voted to change a rule so that athletes can only compete based on their assigned sex at birth, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The report initially said the vote was 62-0, but it was later learned there, an abstention.

“We’re approaching this as a competitive balance issue,” said GHSA executive director Robin Hines. told the AJC the day before the vote. Hines submitted the proposal.

“We don’t want to discriminate against anyone, but that includes biological daughters. There are usually competitive imbalances between biological females and biological males,” Hines said.

Jeff Graham, CEO of Georgia Equality, the state’s largest LGBTQ+ advocacy groupdenounced the GHSA vote and said “the secretive and hasty process by which this was done is despicable”.

“All students in Georgia should have equal access to school sports, and efforts to change policies that facilitate this should be done in a transparent and open manner,” Graham said in a written statement. “[The] the actions of the GHSA executive committee will really hurt trans kids in Georgia who just want to be themselves and fit in.

Chanel Haley, Georgia’s gender equality policy officer, called the vote “discriminatory and divisive.”

“Unfortunately, the GHSA has decided to ignore precedent by favoring some students and parents over others,” she said in a written statement. “Now, because our state policymakers have failed all students, we must look to our federal policymakers to step in to ensure the protection and inclusion of all student athletes.”

The GHSA defined gender for sports participation as what they were assigned at birth until 2016. The organization changed its policy that year to allow schools and school boards to define gender. The change followed a nationwide backlash against North Carolina’s controversial restroom bill that banned transgender people from using public restrooms because of their gender identity.

“The GHSA will honor a gender determination made by a member school. The GHSA will not determine gender identity or consider appeals of the member school’s decision,” it was amended in 2016.

The May 4 executive committee vote changes the policy to now define gender as follows: “A student’s sex is determined by the sex listed on their birth certificate.”

Governor Brian Kemp hailed the GHSA vote on social media. Kemp successfully pushed a bill through the legislature this year to ban transgender athletes from playing sports in high school.

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Georgia High School Association Endorses Ban on Transgender Athletes https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-endorses-ban-on-transgender-athletes/ Wed, 04 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sahara-acaps.org/georgia-high-school-association-endorses-ban-on-transgender-athletes/ GEORGIA — The Georgia High School Association voted to require student-athletes to play on teams determined by the sex on their birth certificate — not their gender identity. The organization oversees sports for public high schools in the state. The voted unanimously62-0 on Wednesday after Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 1084. “Following my signature […]]]>

GEORGIA — The Georgia High School Association voted to require student-athletes to play on teams determined by the sex on their birth certificate — not their gender identity. The organization oversees sports for public high schools in the state.

The voted unanimously62-0 on Wednesday after Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 1084.

“Following my signature on HB 1084, the Georgia High School Association today voted to protect fairness in school sports by unanimously allowing youth to compete based on the gender determined on their birth certificate,” Kemp said. tweeted. “I’m proud to have championed this effort in Georgia!”

According the AJCthe ruling restores GHSA policy that existed prior to 2016, when the GHSA began allowing individual member schools to set their own policies.

In an interview with the newspaper, the association’s director, Robin Hines, said he had only heard “anecdotally of a few transgender athletes competing in men’s cross country” and that the GHSA does not follow. not the participation of transgender students.

Conservatives who support Wednesday’s vote have argued that transgender girls have an unfair advantage in sport.

Meanwhile, LGBTQ advocates call the law a needless attack on vulnerable children.

Jeff Graham, CEO of Georgia Equalitycalled the GHSA vote “despicable” and taking away local control from school districts.

“All Georgian students should have equal access to school sports, and efforts to change policies that facilitate this must be done in a transparent and open manner. The actions of the GHSA Executive Committee today will do real harm. to trans kids in Georgia who just want to be themselves and fit in,” Graham said in a man of stateyou.

Georgia joins the list of more than a dozen other states that have banned transgender participation based on gender identity for school sports in recent years, according to Movement Advancement Project. Some of these states include Florida, Alabama, Texas, and Iowa.

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