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Minnesota approves transgender policy for student athletes

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(KARE) The Minnesota State High School League voted to approve a policy regarding transgender student athletes on high school sports teams Thursday.

The policy will take effect for the 2015-2016 school year.

The board heard from a jam-packed room of parents and community members on the topic, many hoisting signs pushing their opinions.

The latest draft of the now-approved policy is posted on the Minnesota State High School League website, listing the proposed guidelines for member schools.

The draft allows transgender students to participate in activities in line with their gender identity after turning in a confidential written request to their school.

Any appeals would be handled by the league, and private schools would be exempt under state and federal law.

Read more at KARE

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