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Another College Allowing Men to Play on Women’s Sports Teams

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

It’s unclear how many institutions of higher education currently have transgender inclusion policies for athletes.

Westminster College out of Utah has announced that it will allow men who identify as women to play on female sports teams and use their locker rooms.

In an email obtained by Campus Reform, the school’s Title IX coordinator, Jason Schwartz, explains the new policy change, basing its reasoning on the Obama Administration’s recent Dear Colleague Letter.

“On May 13, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students,” he wrote. “Westminster College is committed to protecting the rights of all students, and the purpose of this message to inform you of the newly-affirmed rights of transgender students under the DCL.”

[RELATED: VIDEO: Students sign petition to allow man on women’s basketball team]

Among those “newly-affirmed rights” of students, he continues, are both “the right to access restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity” and “the right to participate in athletic activities consistent with their gender identity.”

 

Schwartz does note, though, that certain cases would require…

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