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Alamogordo schools consider restricting transgender athletes

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ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico — School board members in Alamogordo plan to discuss a proposal that could restrict participation in sports by transgender athletes.

The Alamogordo school board scheduled a work session for Saturday that will include time for the public to comment on the proposed resolution.

Jerrett Perry, the school district superintendent, has said that allowing transgender girls to compete in girls’ sports would impede the opportunities for biological female student athletes on the court and the field.

“I support this stance and will adamantly defend the integrity of biological female athletes,” he told the Alamogordo Daily News.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is taking issue with the proposal. The organization sent a letter Tuesday to the school board saying such a policy if adopted by the district would violate state and federal law.

Citing previous federal court rulings and New Mexico statutes, the ACLU wrote that the “proposal flies in the face of civil rights and liberties. This is about protecting our children from discrimination by the very professionals we trust to keep them safe.”

The move comes as lawmakers in more than 20 states have considered bills that would restrict which teams transgender students can join. Supporters of the legislation say many transgender students of the biological male sex have an unfair advantage since they are physically stronger. Opponents, including the ACLU, argue such bans can exacerbate mental health issues that affect transgender students.

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  1. Former New Zealand weightlifter and Olympian Tracey Lambrechs speaks out after being knocked out of competitions in her weight category by transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard.
    Maybe the ACLU needs to examine the unfairness of their stance to women.

  2. Add another GROUP so they can compete against each other…problem solved! If this doesn’t satisfy, then they just want the UPPER HAND AND CHEAT… SOUNDS LIKE DEMOCRAPS..HUH?

    1. Hey nitwit how many transgender athletes do you know? Probably zilch. Other than your tranny buddy Alberto but he is not an athlete.

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