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 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.