VHSL Allows Transgender Teenagers To Participate In Peer Sports

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- Transgender teens across the commonwealth will now be able to openly play in peer sports.

The Virginia High School League unanimously voted to approve the measure.

In compliance with the new policy, the athlete must have sexual reassignment surgery and must under go hormonal therapy.

"I think it's a big step for the transgender community because they are now being recognized as a human group that is entitled to the same rights and consideration as any other person in the United States," said Mary Stern, a member of the LGBTQ rights non-profit P-Flag.

So far 18 states have policies concerning transgender athletes.

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