By Zaz Hollander
Anchorage Daily News 

Mat-Su schools ban transgender girls from girls sports


PALMER — The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District board on June 15 approved Alaska’s first local ban on transgender girls participating in girls sports and other school-sponsored activities.

The change requires schools designate school-sponsored athletic teams or sports as male, female or coed, and requires participation in a female sport to be based on the participant’s biological sex at birth. Officials say the Mat-Su policy will not apply to visiting teams from other districts.

The Mat-Su proposal’s language mirrors the wording in a bill introduced in the Alaska Legislature...

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