“Only women and transgender individuals will be allowed to compete in an April debate tournament hosted by the George Washington University Parliamentary Debate Society.
The organization hosting the gender minority tournament is part of the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA). The league, composed entirely of college students, voted on the proposal Jan. 25 at the NorthAms Tournament held at Rutgers University. In order for the proposal to pass, two-thirds of member schools had to vote in favor of it.
‘We specifically pushed for the tournament to happen, but the league had to approve it by majority vote,’ Matt Cryer, President of the GW Debate Team told Campus Reform.
‘Women and anyone who does not identify as cis male will be welcome to compete, and registration is no questions asked,’ Cryer told Campus Reform.”