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Saturday May 28th, 2022 7:57PM

GHSA to use birth certificate to determine sex of athletes

By AccessWDUN Staff

THOMASTON, Ga. — The Georgia High School Association said it will use the athlete's birth certificate to determine gender.

The GHSA, the governing body for 463 public and private high schools, added the proposal to the May 4 agenda, released last week, to delete paragraph "b" of by-law 1.47 on page 16 of the Constitution and replace it with "A student's sex is determined by the sex noted on his/her certificate of birth." 

The Executive Committee passed the proposal unanimously on Wednesday. 

It replaces the text, passed in 2o17, that allowed member schools to make the gender determination. It further stated the GHSA "would not make gender identity determinations nor entertain appeals of the member school's determination."

In other business, Forsyth County athletic director Nathan Turner will serve on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for the upcoming cycle. 

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