Manhattan school board asks NYC to explore transgender sports ban

The school board for the largest district in Manhattan passed a resolution Wednesday night asking the New York City Department of Education to consider banning athletes from playing on sports teams that do not align with their biological sex.

The Community Education Council District 2 resolution asked city school officials to create a committee to review policies on allowing students to play on the sports team associated with their gender identity. Although the measure passed 8-3, city officials are unlikely to entertain the resolution, as New York City Department of Education Chancellor David Banks labeled the move “despicable.”

“If we have a proper and real conversation, one of the outcomes could be that nothing changes and that we all discover that these guidelines are just perfect as they are,” said Maud Maron, Community Education
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