North Dakota's Governor Has Signed Two Trans Athlete Bans Into Law
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed into law a pair of bills prohibiting trans students from participating in women’s and girls’ sports from kindergarten through college on Tuesday, joining 19 other states that have adopted bans on transgender student-athletes.
The laws require schools to designate teams by the "biological state of being female or male based on an individual's nonambiguous sex organs, chromosomes, and endogenous hormone profile at birth" — language that advocates say leads to the legal erasure of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and intersex people.
The bills also explicitly prohibit trans...