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Student-athletes demand NCAA stop hosting championships in states barring trans athletes from competition

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letter calling on the NCAA, the governing body in college sports, to stop hosting athletic championships in states that prevent transgender athletes from competing in sports based on their gender identity.In the letter, addressed to NCAA President Mark Emmert, the students condemn proposed bills in at least 25 states that seek to restrict transgender athletes from competing based on their gender identity.

Two of those states, South Dakota and Mississippi, have already passed such bills.The student-athletes note in their letter that if the proposed laws take effect, the only way to enforce them would be to subject many athletes — including cisgender women — to invasive medical testing (at personal cost to the athlete or their family, as.

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