Texas Republicans Want to Keep Transgender Women off of Women’s School Sports Teams

One Texas bill is similar to others filed across the country that are characterized by conservative advocates as trying to maintain fairness in women’s sports. LGBTQ advocates said conservatives across are latching onto issues related to athletics and health care as the latest way to spread fear about transgender children using inaccurate information. Credit: Getty Images/iStock Photo

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Texas Republicans Want to Keep Transgender Women off of Women’s School Sports Teams

One Texas bill is similar to others filed across the country that are characterized by conservative advocates as trying to maintain fairness in women’s sports. LGBTQ advocates said conservatives across are latching onto issues related to athletics and health care as the latest way to spread fear about transgender children using inaccurate information. Credit: Getty Images/iStock Photo

Texas Republicans are again trying to limit the ways transgender youth can participate in athletics.

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