Transgender people playing sports

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    Transgender timespan

  • Gender verification

    Gender verification
    In 1936 at the Berlin Olympics, journalists from Poland made accusations toward Helen Stephens for being a man. After that the officials deciding from then on they would have a sex check before events.
  • Olympics Ewa Klobukowska

    Olympics Ewa Klobukowska
    In 1967, Ewa Kłobukowska who was a top sprinter in the 60s, failed a gender verification test and was subsequently banned from competing in professional sports.
  • Trannsexual athletes are approved for 2004 Olympics

    On Monday, May 2004 the ruling was approved by the board of International Olympic committee that transgender people will be allowed to compete in the Olympics. In a CNN article it states how the number of people undergoing sex changing operations have increased dramatically. It also says that sports are important to a lot of people and it's important to keep people intact therefore they passed this law.
  • South Dakota signs anti-trans sports law

    South Dakota signs anti-trans sports law
    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed an anti-transgender sports bill into law, restricting transgender women and girls from playing on school sports teams that match their gender identity in public schools and post-secondary institutions.
  • Transgender exclusion in sports

    People are very against letting transsexual people play sports due to fairness but in an article under the American psychological association it talks about how it is fair to let trans people play sports. This article states, "A person’s gender identity is how each person self-defines their gender. Therefore their gender does not affect fairness when playing a sport." This caused a lot of controversy due to people saying that someone born a male will automatically be stronger than a woman.
  • Kansas new Anti-Trans sports Law

    Kansas new Anti-Trans sports Law
    April of 2023 Kansas came out with a new law saying transgender girls and women are banned from playing school sports. Following that they also now require a genital inspection on kids before joining school athletic teams. This new law applies to students, from kindergarten all the up until college.
  • Prediction

    In the future it's hard to say which way this will go, because there are so many people for trans sports but also so many people against it. At the end of the day I don't think transsexuals playing sports will be permanently banned since so many people would fight it.
  • Analysis

    Over the course of time states have started to pass laws restricting trans people from participating in sports. The states have started to do this because it seems to give an unfair advantage in some situations. There has been some sort of compromise. If a trans athlete plays for the gender in which they were born then it's okay.