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In this episode I explore the various factions who, despite their different general ideologies, have united in advocating for the exclusion of trans kids from sports. My guests and I discuss why this presents such a challenge when working to educate and advocate around this issue. I also provide some additional details on one of the largest and most powerful organizations supporting exclusion.

Erin Buzuvis (Faculty Profile)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Western New England School of Law

Kurt Weaver
Executive Director, You Can Play Project

Shira Berkowitz (Organizational Bio)
Senior Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, PROMO

Bob Boland (Faculty Profile)
Assistant Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law

Court opinions and case documents:

  • Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640 (2000)
  • 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, 600 U.S. 570 (2023)
  • Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colo. Civil Rights Comm’n, 138 S.Ct. 1719 (2018)
  • Dobbs. v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, 597 U.S. 215 (2022).
  • Texas v. Beccera, No. 7:23-cv-00022 (W.D. Tex, Feb. 7, 2023)
  • Alliance for Hippocratic Med. v. FDA, 78 F.4th 210 (N.D. Tex, 2023); petition for writ of certiorari granted 12/13/23, Danco Lab’y LLC v. Alliance for Hippocratic Med. et al., No. 23-236 (Dec. 13, 2023)
  • Downtown Hope Ctr. v. Anchorage, No. 3:18-cv-00190-SLG (D. Ala., Aug. 16, 2018)
  • Soule ex rel. Stanescu v. Conn. Assoc. Schools, No. 21-1365 (en banc) at 22 (2nd Cir., Dec. 15, 2023), available at

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