It was said to be settled.
Now, it appears it is not.
The Nebraska School Activities Association board in August will consider policies to allow transgender students to participate in sports.
The Executive Director of the Association, Rhonda Blanford-Green, had indicated a policy had been reached, then backed off the statement and said the board would consider the issue during its meeting in August.
Nebraska Family Council Executive Director Al Riskowski says the prospect of allowing transgender students to compete in sports raises concerns.
“We have developed within our sports programs very distinct programs for boys and girls, because we recognize there is a physiological difference between boys and girls,” Riskowski tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “And, are we going to erase that at this point and allow that boy to compete as a girl?”
Riskowski questions whether the association is ignoring the physiological difference between boys and girls.
“The other difficulty comes then if we recognize that boy as a girl, will that boy then have access to the same showers, the same locker room as the girls do; young girls exposed to that?”
The Nebraska School Activities Association board meets August 21st.
Jane Monnich, KLIN, contributed to this report.