The law as it stands requires, among other things, that a student produce a note from a physician in situations in which it is suspected that the student’s genitals have been exposed.
If a student athlete’s sexual orientation is deemed to be in question, the president of the State Senate in Ohio has stated that the measure will most likely be amended to remove the requirement that they undergo a genital examination. This would be to the statement made by the president of the Ohio House of Representatives.
It would be against the law for student-athletes of either gender to take part in competitions that are designated specifically for one gender under House Bill 151, the goal of which is to ensure that people of both sexes have an equal opportunity to be successful. House Bill 151 was introduced with this goal in mind. A report from a doctor that specifies the student’s “internal and external reproductive anatomy,” as well as their testosterone levels and genetic make-up, is required to be submitted if there is a dispute regarding a competitor’s sexual orientation.
The inspection of a person’s genitalia is something that the President of the State Senate, Matt Huffman, referred to as “unnecessary” and said that he did not understand why it was included in the proposal. It is possible to carry out all of these tests utilizing a single DNA swab sample.
The topic was brought up during the question and answer portion of an event hosted by the City Club of Cleveland with former United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Huffman provided her response to the issue.