NCAA releases statement on states targeting transgender athletes

The NCAA will only host championships where hosts do not discriminate against athletes, the board of governors said Monday.

ARKANSAS, USA — After calls to address states that have laws banning transgender athletes from participating in sports, the NCAA Board of Governors has released a statement on the matter. 

The NCAA has had a transgender inclusion policy since 2011 and requires states that host championships to provide an environment that is “safe, healthy and free of discrimination.”

In March, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Senate Bill 354 banning transgender women and girls from playing school sports based on their gender identity. The bill states that transgender

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