Oklahoma sports ‘biological sex affidavit’ raises questions


              A middle school football team practices Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has a new law that bans public elementary, middle school, high school and college athletes from competing on the sports teams of their gender identity if it is different from their sex assigned at birth. While more than a dozen other states have similar laws, Oklahoma is believed to be the only one known to require a “biological sex affidavit” for participation.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Oklahoma State Rep. Mauree Turner returns to their office after a House session Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has a new law that bans public elementary, middle school, high school and college athletes from competing on the sports teams of their gender identity if it is different from their sex assigned at birth. Turner, a Democrat, became the first openly nonbinary state lawmaker in U.S. history in 2020. Turner, who uses they/them pronouns, said the Oklahoma law hit hard and that the law, and the affidavit, send a dangerous message.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A middle school football team practices Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has a new law that bans public elementary, middle school, high school and college athletes from competing on the sports teams of their gender identity if it is different from their sex assigned at birth. While more than a dozen other states have similar laws, Oklahoma is believed to be the only one known to require a “biological sex affidavit” for participation.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)