A Texas bill could prohibit transgender college athletes

The bill, SB 15, was passed by the Texas House of Representatives on May 17, 2023, and by the Senate on May 24, 2023.

The bill would require transgender athletes to compete on sports teams that align with their sex assigned at birth, regardless of their gender identity.

The bill would apply to all public colleges and universities in Texas. The bill has been criticized by LGBTQ+ advocates and civil rights groups, who say it is discriminatory and harmful to transgender youth.

The bill has been supported by some conservative groups, who argue that it is necessary to protect the fairness of women's sports. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Greg Abbott.

If Abbott signs the bill into law, it would be the first law in the country to ban transgender athletes from playing college sports.

The bill is likely to face legal challenges, and it is unclear whether it would be upheld by the courts.

The bill has sparked a national debate about transgender rights and the role of government in regulating sports.

The outcome of the bill could have a significant impact on the lives of transgender youth in Texas.

A Texas measure might prohibit trans athletes from college sports. Gov. Abbott is examining the measure. It's unknown whether he'll sign it. However, if he does, it would be a tremendous setback for trans rights in Texas and beyond.

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