Oct 6 – The Texas House Of Representatives recently passed House Bill 25, where it would make students in public schools to only play on the gender team that matches their birth certificate. The bill is already on its way to the Texas Senate, and it seems like that it will pass with no questions asked. This does come after Governor Abbot’s request for the Transgender Sports Ban to take effect.

The Lone Star State had made a similar rule before, where everybody got involved from the University Interscholastic League to nearly 850,000 athletes. There is an exception that if the student player were to get their gender changed on their birth certificate. With House Bill 25 on its way to the governor, this could eliminate the exception but there is still no way for how schools will check for original birth certificates.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise since eight other states have passed Transgender Sports Ban. Texas would make the ninth on list with:

  • Idaho
  • West Virginia
  • Montana
  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Tennessee, according to the Movement Advancement Project.

Will Texas become another state to pass a sports ban on transgender players? We can only see as time passes and keep up to date with what the Lone Star States Governor does.

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