AUSTIN, Texas — A bill that would require transgender student-athletes to play on sports teams based on their sex assigned at or near birth is expected to see a vote in the Texas House on Thursday.
The bill has heard many hours of public testimony during the third special session and passed out of committee earlier this month.
"We all know men and women are built differently. And the results prove the unfairness of forcing our daughters and granddaughters to compete against biological males," said Rep. Valoree Swanson (R-Spring) last week. "To say otherwise doesn't just reject biology, it denies girls their dignity, self-confidence and humanity."
Meanwhile, opponents say the bill causes more harm than good.