NAIA, small colleges association, approves ban on trans athletes from women’s sports

The national small-college organization’s Council of Presidents approved in a 20-0 vote a policy that only students who were assigned the female gender at birth could compete in women’s sports. The new policy also blocks transgender women or nonbinary students who are receiving masculinizing hormone therapy.

NAIA President Jim Carr told CBS Sports that all NAIA athletes who are no longer eligible for women’s competition could still participate in men’s sports.

A student who has begun hormone therapy may participate in activities such as workouts, practices and team activities, but not in interscholastic competition.

Read more from CBS News.


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