The Alaska Department of Law has found no legal issues with a new state regulation that prohibits gender-confused males from competing in girls’ high school sports, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom has signed off on the new policy.

Passed by the State Board of Education on Aug. 31, and adopted by the Alaska School Activities Association on Oct. 9, the new regulations go into effect Nov. 11.

The Department of Law review, which was issued on Oct. 12, found “no legal problems” with the new regulation, which requires the ASAA – as the governing body for state high school sports – to abide by the State Board of Education’s decision.

“The regulations require nonprofit associations that administer and promote interscholastic activities in Alaska to ensure fairness, safety, and equal opportunity for female students in high school athletics by limiting participation in separate high school athletic teams for female students in competitive or contact sports to females who were assigned female at birth,” the Department of Law review states.

Dahlstrom’s office signed off on the regulation on Oct. 12.

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Alaska Dept. of Law finds ‘no legal problems’ with banning males from girls’ sports, effective Nov. 11

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.


  • Thomas C. Scott says:

    Rank need Choice voting can make my vote help elect someone I don’t want in that office. Do not divert my vote to another candidate. You do not have my permission to do that and size control my (A citizens) bot and apply it to the favor of another person! Clearly Unconstitutional!!!

  • Tara Edwards says:

    When we use the language “gender ASSIGNED at birth,” we are conceding the argument. Gender is not assigned at birth, but recognized even before birth (blood tests at six weeks gestation, anatomy scans at 20 weeks). A person’s sex is encoded into every cell of his or her body and impacts every system. It is assigned by God.

  • Scott says:

    There are no words for this stupidity! And you wonder why we as working people have no faith in the judicial system!
    It sickens me to no end.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Gutless people who hold nothing accountable!

  • John J Otness says:


  • John J Otness says:

    Where were they on the crooked permanent fund decision?

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      Where were they you ask? Busy buying the inlet hotel in anchorage and devising laws to protect our political leaders from having to pay for legal services for “ lapses of judgment “ ie corruption!