May 24, 2013

As reported by the Times earlier this month, new legislation in California could make that state the first to legally guarantee the rights of transgender high school athletes. California has already joined a group of more than half a dozen states with school policies that allow transgender athletes to choose whether to play sports with males or females. The above map shows these states, according to information provided by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Eight states have specific policies pertaining to transgender student athletes, while another five (plus DC) have trans-inclusive non-discrimination policies that apply to schools (which the ACLU has argued should legally extend to athletics). Three more have general non-discrimination policies that apply state-wide.