Lincoln, Neb., Apr 13, 2016 / 23:04 pm
Nebraska's body governing school athletics has failed to overturn a policy that will recognize gender identity rather than biological sex as a standard for student athletes, and last week the state's bishops said they "deeply regret" the situation.
"Recognizing the truth about each person's biological sex, and basing policies upon that fundamental truth, would serve the best interest of Nebraska's students, families and schools," they said April 8.
The bishops said that the Catholic member schools of the association will continue to urge it to rescind the policy, and will "require that students participate in NSAA activities according to their sex at birth."
"Any person who experiences gender dysphoria is entitled to the respect that is the right of every human person, as well as genuine concern and the support needed for personal development and well-being. Such support, however, must be provided with due consideration to fairness; the safety, privacy, and rights of all students; and the truth about the human person."