Decades ago homosexuality was described, even by Psychiatrist, as caused by "arrested mental development". The proper term we should use is SSA (same sex attraction). People may struggle with SSA, but they don't have to act on their attraction. Some humans have an attraction to all types of things sexually, but they can't act on them (or they should not). Get to the core, the early years, of a homosexual and there is many times an event(s) that sparked the mental aspect.
As a coach in Hamilton County I can attest that many schools are playing with players that are enrolled through the hardship process. Many times the player is not actively "recruited", but they decide to attend another school based on the athletic teams. I hope that this ruling will put an end to much of this...it is rampant and district lines mean nothing in this county. I see middle school students all the time and ask then where they are going to attend high school and I hear many time, "I am not sure yet...". Not sure yet!?! Wouldn't they attend the high school they are in the district to attend? Nope, not here...a good softball player will get out of one school to attend a softball power (just an example), the same goes for boys and girls basktball and of course football. Obtaining a hardship in this county is pretty easy. I say that a hardship student not be allowed to play sports and I 100& guarantee that there will be dramatic drop in hardship cases brought to the system. There is no such thing as loyalty to a school or district, middle school athletes know this and sp do their parents. The county muct be vigilant in keepong kids to their assigned schools and stopping all this. Some coaches to actively recruit...we all know this. But the hardship loophole is hurting the county and schools. Thankfully this case has drawn attention to this and TSSAA does not recongnize a hardship for sports.