NAIA largely bans transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports

The National Women’s Law Center condemned the policy.

“We are outraged by the recent decision of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to ban transgender women from participating in women’s college sports teams,” Shiwali Patel, director of Justice for Student Survivors and senior counsel, said in a statement.

“This is 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. Instead, they send a message of exclusion and reinforce dangerous stereotypes that harm all women.”