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Tyler Richard, (402) 476-8091 x104, trichard@aclunebraska.org

January 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2016

Lincoln, NE - ACLU of Nebraska Executive Director Danielle Conrad issued the following statement following today’s advancement of policy related to transgender student athletes by the NSAA.

“We are disappointed by the decision of the NSAA. The policy adopted today erects unnecessary barriers and is suspect from a legal, policy, and practical perspective exposing NSAA and member schools to potential liability. Sports should be for all of Nebraska’s children. The action by the NSAA today creates one of the most exclusionary policies for transgender students in the country. In Nebraska, we shouldn’t be leaving students behind in the classroom or on the playing field. We encourage any transgender student who experiences difficulty in their schools to contact our office by visiting https://aclunebraska.org/gethelp

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