Omaha, Neb., Jan 16, 2016 / 12:09 pm
Nebraska's Catholic bishops have called for the reversal of a new school athletics participation policy that would recognize gender identity, not biological sex, as a standard for student athletes.
The Catholic schools in the Nebraska School Activities Association are dismayed by the association board's "arbitrary, non-collaborative decision" on the policy vote, the Nebraska Catholic Conference said Jan. 14.
"Member-schools and parents must make every effort to reverse an NSAA board action that compromises fairness, equality, privacy, safety, and respect for Nebraska's high school students," said the conference in a statement signed by the state's three bishops.
The conference said student athletes, parents and member schools of the association are discouraged that the association "ignored their concerns."