Nearly six months after it went into effect, a Nebraska School Activities Association policy for transgender students in school sports and other activities remains untested. No schools have worked their way through a process that allows a transgender athlete to participate on a sports team of the gender with which he or she identifies — so long as the student meets certain criteria. And no school officials, parents or community members have raised objections to the new rules. In short, the policy has been a nonissue, even though it sets Nebraska apart from other states, including Iowa, that don't have specific rules for transgender student-athletes on the books.
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