After months of public debate, it’s official. In Alaska, gender-confused biological males can no longer compete in high school sports that are specifically designated for girls.

The Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) board of directors approved the new rule during its Oct. 9 meeting in Anchorage. The vote was 5-3.

ASAA’s decision brings it into conformity with the State Education Board’s new policy that was adopted earlier this summer.

Since ASAA oversees high school athletics on behalf of the state, it is expected to conform with the state’s governing policy.

Previously, the state had no policy regarding transgender athletes, which allowed ASAA to have a rule allowing males who claimed to be females to compete against girls. That’s not allowed anymore.

While supporters of the policy change are celebrating what they see as a win for the integrity and safety of girls sports, many expect the issue will ultimately land in court.

The well-funded ACLU of Alaska has already vowed to “fight this policy with everything we have.”

According to the ACLU website, the group is “pursuing potential pathways for litigation” by encouraging activists to “create and maintain a paper trail of communications.”

“If something happens at school, try to write it down as soon as possible with as many details as you can,” the ACLU website coaches potential litigants. “If you have an in-person meeting with district or school officials or staff, you can memorialize the meeting in an email afterwards.”

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Gender-confused males barred from Alaska girls’ high school sports, for now

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Steve Peterson says:

    All that is needed to be done is for actual girl athletes to say “No, we will not compete with biological males.”, and it will end. Anything else is a stop-gap measure that the Anti-Christian Lawyers Union will destroy.

    • Jim says:

      Correct. There is zero doubt what the AK Supreme Court will decide when this issue lands in front of them.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    We can no longer take the churches lead on this! Doing nothing is opening the door to all this wickedness! Sorry church, it’s time to repent of your inactions!

  • Alicia Warren says:

    All that is needed to be done is for actual girl athletes to say “No, we will not compete with biological males.”, and it will end. That has been said, especially in the lower 48 and it still hasn’t stopped anything. I have no problem with Trans gender issues, but when a biological male starts competing against biological females and start taking their competitions and wins away from them? We have all lost.