By Claire Stremple
Alaska Beacon 

Alaska board of education votes to limit trans girls' participation in high school sports


September 7, 2023

The state’s governor-appointed board of education voted to limit transgender girls’ participation in school sports at a special meeting on Thursday.

The regulation requires the Alaska School Activities Association Inc. to authorize a division limited to students assigned female at birth.

Lorri Van Diest introduced the first non-binding resolution related to the issue in March of this year, and said that it is impossible to balance inclusion with fairness because of the differences in physiology between sexes.

“I will be voting for the regulation amendment because I am part of the grou...

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