ACLU: Nebraska transgender sports policy could cost schools

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska is warning the Nebraska School Activities Association that a proposed policy on transgender students' participation in sports could prove costly.

In a news release Tuesday, the ACLU said it has warned the NSAA that moving forward with the proposal would put the organization and schools at risk of being sued and of losing federal school funding.

The NSAA board is set to vote Thursday on a proposal that would create a gender eligibility committee to rule on participation requests by transgender students. The committee would consider evidence of hormone therapy or gender-altering operations, and the policy would require transgender students to use either private locker rooms and bathrooms or those based on their gender at birth.

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