Georgia High School Association blocks transgender athletes from playing sports that conform with their gender identity
High school athletes in Georgia will now have to compete in sports based on their gender assigned at birth, the state’s governing body of athletics unanimously voted on Wednesday afternoon.
Georgia High School Association votes to delay fall sports games by 2 weeks
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. High school fall football games in Georgia are being delayed but not canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board of trustees met on Monday to assess the plan for fall sports and voted to delay the start of the football season by two weeks, but keep the full slate of games and state playoffs intact. The decision, agreed to on a 12-0 vote, keeps the start of fall practice July 27, with teams moving to full pads on Aug. 1. The GHSA has been steadily incorporating a phased return to voluntary workouts for high school athletes. The largest school district in the state with 23 high schools announced that it would start school on Aug. 12 with all virtual learning.