ACLU challenges Tennessee law banning transgender students in high school sports

Nov 4, 2021

Tennessee is facing yet another legal challenge to one of its several laws passed this year targeting transgender people, this time by a 14-year-old boy who wants to try out for the boy’s golf team at his high school in Knoxville.

The lawsuit, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, challenges the state’s law that requires middle and high school students’ participation in sports teams be “determined by the student's sex at the time of the student's birth, as indicated on the student's original birth certificate.”

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