(CNN)A Vermont girls high school basketball team forfeited an out of state tournament after refusing to play against a team that had a transgender player.
Mid Vermont Christian School (MVCS) was set to play Long Trail School on February 21, but MVCS forfeited the game due to a transgender player on Long Trail's roster, according to the head of school at MVCS, Vicky Fogg.
"We withdrew from the tournament because we believe playing against an opponent with a biological male jeopardizes the fairness of the game and the safety of our players," Fogg said in a statement.
"Allowing biological males to participate in women's sports sets a bad precedent for the future of women's sports in general."
The Vermont Principals' Association (VPA) policy on gender identity, the state's governing body for school sports, says students are able to participate in athletic activities "in a manner consistent with their gender identity," which is outlined in the Vermont Agency of Education Best Practices for Schools Regarding Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students.