Legislators Propose Banning Trans Kids from School Sports
Indiana lawmakers are proposing to ban transgender youth from participating in school sports with their peers. The bill, HB 1041, sends trans youth the message that they're not worthy of the same opportunities as their classmates.
Voices United, a student club at Carmel High School, wanted to hang a pro-choice banner in the school cafeteria in 2014. However, the School’s regulations prohibit clubs from posting advocacy messages in the cafeteria. The School granted an exception to a pro-life group after the group threatened a lawsuit. The School’s refusal to grant a similar exception to Voices United constitutes viewpoint discrimination and is presumptively unconstitutional. The ACLU has requested a preliminary injunction and a preliminary injunction hearing was held and the matter is pending.