District 2, which includes Omaha, voted to approve the policy.
Opponents of the policy are resurrecting the familiar, "There are transgender students, no matter how much you want to deny it," commentary (Mark Norvell, supt. of Fillmore Central Schools is quoted as saying this in the Lincoln Journal Star), as if anyone is trying to deny the existence of transgender students.
Advocates of the "Birth Certificate" proposal are hoping to maintain the safety and privacy of high school athletes. All students will continue to be able to play in a fair and equitable environment.
The three other NSAA districts will vote later Wednesday. If one more district approves the proposal, it will advance to a vote by the NSAA representative assembly in the spring.