Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Scholarship on Standards for Transgendered Athletes

In doing research for my casebook, I came across a few articles that identified the conflicting and outdated rules that could prevent transgendered athletes from participating in atheletics at all.  The NCAA, to its credit, had taken some steps to address the issue.  Unfortunately, however, this has been a reletively underdeveloped of the law.  I am glad to see that others are continuing to write about it.  I just picked up this article yesterday:

Elizabeth M. Ziegler & Tamara Isadora Huntley, “’It Got Too Tough to Not be Me’:
Accommodating Transgender Athletes in Sports”, 39 J.C. & U.L. 467 (2013). Cribbing from its abstract: “This Article will argue that there is a need for standards to ensure that the transgender student-athlete does not encounter problems with participation due to inconsistent rules for state eligibility, conference and tournament eligibility, and national competitive tournaments. Furthermore, inclusion, equal opportunity, and acceptance should be the goals when establishing such standards ….  Finally, such standards should be the goal because of the numerous positive effects of athletic participation, including, physical, social and emotional wellbeing, self-discipline, teamwork, and learning how to deal with success and failure.”

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/2013/06/new-scholarship-on-standards-for-transgendered-athletes.html

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