Transgender Education Advocates of Utah released the following statement after Utah Rep. Kira Birkeland spoke about her intent to bring back legislation that would limit or ban transgender girls' participation in school sports.
"We look forward to all conversations about how to support transgender youth in Utah schools. It’s important to remember the UHSAA has an existing policy for trans athletes, and we are not aware of any trans youth participating in school sports in our state. We question the need for a debate that further endangers vulnerable youth when a policy already exists."
Birkeland sponsored a similar bill in 2021, which failed to move out of a Senate Committee before the end of the Legislative Session.