Transgender student athletes in South Dakota could face this restriction

(CNN)A bill is making its way through the South Dakota legislature that could prevent transgender students from playing on high school sports teams based on their gender identity. Supporters say HB 1225 is about ensuring fairness for girls in particular, who might face unfair competition from students who were assigned male at birth but now identify as female. Opponents call the proposal an attempt to “codify” discrimination against transgender teens and undermine the authority of the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA), the group that enacted the current policy letting students play on sex-segregated sports teams based on their gender identity. “No one is harmed by allowing transgender people to compete consistent with who they are. House Bill 1225 …