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The Transgender Advisory Council of Equality Utah’s Sue Robbins, regarding the Utah High School Activities Association’s secretive investigation into a female athlete after questions arose about whether the girl was transgender. The UHSAA and the girl’s high school determined that she was, indeed, female after reviewing her records dating back to kindergarten. The questions were raised by the parents of two girls that the investigated athlete had defeated in competition. (Associated Press — Aug. 19, 2022)