Two Boys Are Suing a Minnesota League For Their ‘Girls Only’ Rule
Minnesota is the only state out of the 16 that offer competitive dance as a high school sport that still prohibits boys from participating. Two boys are trying to change that!
The two high school boys from the twin cities area are suing the Minnesota State High School League because the league doesn't allow boys. The two have been part of their schools' dance teams for years, but not able to compete with them at higher levels because of the rule.
Lawyers for the two filed a lawsuit last summer accusing the Minnesota State High School League of violating the boys' rights. But according to the Washington Post, the Minnesota state high school league argued in court that "excluding males from dance teams is necessary to redress past discrimination against girls, who have been historically underrepresented in high school sports."
The competitive dance team season ends mid-February, but a ruling in the boys' favor would allow them to try out for the squad next year.
How do you feel about this? Do you think all high school sports should be co-ed?