Texas House passes bill to protect girls in sports

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  • Source: NBC News
  • 10/15/2021
The Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would bar transgender students from playing on school sports teams based on their gender identities.

House Bill 25 would require that public school athletic teams must be based on students' genders on their birth certificates at or near the time of birth.

"The Texas House just voted to discriminate against trans kids and exclude them from playing sports as their authentic selves," the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas tweeted, adding that the fight against it and similar bills was not over.

The House passed the bill 76-54.

 

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