Mat-Su schools ban transgender girls from girls sports
June 22, 2022
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...