1. It is an unfair or discriminatory practice for any educational institution to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disability in any program or Such discrimination practices shall include but not be limited to the following practices:
a.Exclusion of a person or persons from participation in, denial of the benefits of, or subjection to discrimination in any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other program or activity except athletic programs;
d. buddygays recensie On the basis of sex, the application of any rule concerning the actual or potential parental, family, or marital status of a person, or the exclusion of any person from any program or activity or employment because of pregnancy or related conditions dependent upon the physician’s diagnosis and
2. For the purpose of this section, “educational institution” includes any preschool, elementary, or secondary schools, community college, area education agency, or postsecondary college or university and their governing boards. This section does not prohibit an educational institution from maintaining separate toilet facilities, locker rooms, or living facilities for the different sexes so long as comparable facilities are Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting any bona fide religious institution from imposing qualifications based on religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity when such qualifications are related to a bona fide religious purpose or any institution from admitting students of only one sex.
Iowa Code Section 216.2 clearly defines “gender identity” as “gender-related identity of a person, regardless of a person’s assigned sex at birth.”
Being fully aware of the unfair and discriminatory practices and definition of “gender identity”, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union presents suggestions for abiding by the Code of Iowa in regards to transgender student-athletes. Continue reading Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Transgender Statement