BREAKING: World Athletics has moved to prohibit transgender athletes who have gone through male puberty from participating in female world ranking competitions.
The sporting body's president, Sebastian Coe, announced the decision at a press conference just moments ago. pic.twitter.com/8DEerPup88
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- As of March 31, athletes who have gone through puberty as males will not be permitted to compete in female world ranking competitions. World Athletics President Sebastian Coe says:
“Many believe there is insufficient evidence that transwomen do not retain advantage over biological women and want more evidence that any physical advantages have been ameliorated before they are willing to consider an option for inclusion into the female category.
The judgement we took … was, I believe, in the best interests of our sport.”
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- Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a bill prohibiting students at charter and public schools in Arkansas from using multiple-occupancy bathrooms that differ from their sex. The provision also applies to shared spaces, including locker rooms and other places where students “may be in various stages of undress.” Similar laws have been passed in Alabama, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.