GHSA: Athletes must compete based on gender from birth certificate

The GHSA Executive Committee voted unanimously to change the bylaw on Wednesday
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Published: May. 4, 2022 at 1:59 PM EDT
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THOMASTON, Ga. (WTOC) - Athletes competing at Georgia High School Association schools will now have to compete based on the gender listed on his or her birth certificate.

The GHSA Executive Committee voted 62-0 during Wednesday’s meeting to make that change to the organization’s by-laws.

Previously, the organization left the matter of gender determination and competition up to the school.

The move comes after Georgia legislators passed a bill giving the GHSA the authority to ban transgender participation.

Governor Brian Kemp applauded the GHSA vote Wednesday afternoon on Twitter:

WTOC will have the latest on this story as it develops.

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