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Maura Healey Dodges Question About Male Transgender Basketball Player Injuring Girls

February 28, 2024

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey ducked a question yesterday about a male basketball player who identifies as transgender injuring opposing girls during a high school game in the state.

As New Boston Post reported February 20, the coach of the girls basketball team of Collegiate Charter School of Lowell ended a game at halftime on February 8 after three of the teams players went down with injuries.

The other team, KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate, has a male player who identifies as transgender. A short video clip posted on YouTube shows a much smaller girl for Collegiate Charter School of Lowell getting injured while battling for a rebound with the much bigger KIPP Academy male player.

During the past week the story has gone national.

Margery Eagan, co-host of Boston Public Radio, asked Healey on Tuesday, February 27 to comment on what Eagan called “some interaction between the girls players and a transgender player on the team.”

Healey, who played on a varsity women’s basketball team in college, said she didn’t know enough about the incident to comment.

“With respect to what happened in a basketball game, I haven’t seen the clip. I really haven’t read the whole story there. So I don’t know,” Healey said, at 1:53 of the WGBH audio.


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