NAIA issues “unacceptable” blanket ban on trans women competing in women’s sports

In a statement, Shiwali Patel, senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, called the policy “unacceptable and blatant discrimination that not only harms trans, nonbinary and intersex individuals, but limits the potential of all athletes.”

“It’s important to recognize that these discriminatory policies don’t enhance fairness in competition,” Patel said. “Instead, they send a message of exclusion and reinforce dangerous stereotypes that harm all women.”