student athletes

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Gov. Kay Ivey signs ban on transgender college athletes

BY: - May 30, 2023

Gov. Kay Ivey Tuesday signed a ban on transgender college athletes participating in sports that correlate with their affirmed gender, the latest in a string of attacks on LGBTQ Alabamians and transgender youth in particular. “Look, if you are a biological male, you are not going to be competing in women’s and girls’ sports in […]

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Alabama House committee approves ban on transgender athletes in college sports

BY: - April 13, 2023

The House Education Policy Committee Wednesday approved a bill banning transgender athletes from college sports, the latest in a series of bills attacking transgender youth in the state. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Susan DuBose, R-Hoover, passed on a voice vote. It would require college athletes to play sports that align with their “biological sex.” […]

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Bill would allow teachers and coaches to administer hydrocortisone injections

BY: - March 14, 2023

When her 13-year-old daughter has to travel to basketball and volleyball meetings, Valerie Collins follows along in case her daughter needs immediate medical attention – in her case, a steroid shot. “I could have met them at the ballgame,” she said. “Now I have to travel to her school and follow her or travel with […]

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Sudden cardiac arrest bill would mandate training for coaches, student athletes

BY: - March 1, 2023

A Democratic representative has filed a bill that would mandate training and protocols to prevent cardiac arrest among student athletes, and sanction coaches who fail to follow them.  HB 45, sponsored by Rep. Jeremy Gray, D-Opelika, would require the State Board of Education to adopt guidelines to inform and educate student athletes, parents, and coaches […]