Ohio General Assembly Fails to Ban Biological Men from Women’s Sports

December 19, 2022

An education bill including an amendment to prohibit students of the male sex from participating in athletic teams or competitions exclusively of the female sex failed to pass in Ohio's General Assembly last week. The bill would have also given greater power to the governor over the Department of Education and banned discrimination against students based on COVID-19 vaccination status.

Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, though he voiced support for overhauling education oversight, has previously expressed his opinion that Ohio legislators should not be addressing the issue of transgender students in sports.

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