UPDATE: House Bill 1298 has been amended and approved by both chambers. The bill now moves on to the Governor for signature or veto.
We need to send a message loud and clear that North Dakotans don't want House Bill 1298 signed into law. Contact Governor Burgum today and urge him to veto House Bill 1298.
House Bill 1298 would ban transgender athletes under the age of 18 from competing on the sports teams that match their gender identity.
Currently, transgender athletes wishing to compete on school-sponsored teams may do so. The North Dakota High School Activities Association already has a policy in place for transgender athletes. House Bill 1298 is an effort to codify discrimination against transgender students under state law and undermines the authority of the NDHSAA to ensure equitable and fair participation in school activities.