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Transgender athletes may face 'physical inspection' before playing sports

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Emotional Testimony From Transgender H.S. Athlete

As if transgender teens don't have enough to deal with, now they must face South Dakota state representative, Roger Hunt.

As of now, 15 states, including South Dakota, allow transgender athletes to play sports with the gender they identify with. This is what Hunt has a problem with.

SEE ALSO: Transgender teens share emotional hopes and dreams for future selves

Hunt's proposed measure, which has been backed by numerous Republican South Dakota lawmakers, would only allow high school athletes to play sports within the gender written on their birth certificate, and subject them to a "visual inspection" for confirmation.



As reported by the Rapid City Journal, Hunt believes that gender is "determined at conception and the transgender debate is riding the gay marriage wave."

Hunt and other members of legislature as currently drafting up a bill, which is set to be reviewed during the 2016 legislative session.

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