The Minnesota State High School League overwhelmingly approved a policy last Thursday allowing transgender high school students to participate in team sports according to their gender preferences.
We are pleased to see that this policy received such a great amount of support.
Despite the debate that surrounded the measure in the days preceding the vote, the MSHSL clearly understands the need for a specific set of guidelines to help form an inclusive environment for everyone in high school.
We believe that it is important this vote is seen as a stepping stone to move this issue forward. However, rights and opportunities for transgender students are still far from equal, and it will take continued effort to achieve progress.
The MSHL policy is something that should not be controversial.