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Transgender and non-binary footballers to choose between men's or women's in Germany

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READ MORE: Trans boxer who was in and out of prison says "I feel like the man I am" when fighting"By regulating gaming law, we are creating further important prerequisites to enable players of different gender identities to play."Sabine Mammitzsch, the vice-president for women's and girls' football, added: "The state and regional associations, but also those responsible at the grassroots level, have been signaling for a long time that there are uncertainties, as in practice with trans*, inter* and non-binary players* that should be dealt with. "That is why they very much welcome the introduction of a national, overarching regulation on gaming law."German citizens have been able to register as 'diverse' in the civil status register since 2018, with more and more doing so in the years since.

The decision has therefore been made to update the football system.It's argued it doesn't jeopardise the sporting integrity based on experience with the same rule which The Berlin FA introduced in 2019.

The widescale debate around transgender athletes has been centred on that matter.Perhaps the most famous, swimmer Lia Thomas was recently banned from women's elite competitions.

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