Under HB 25, students would only be permitted to compete on sports teams that correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificate that was assigned at the time of birth. The legislation is primed to become law after the state Senate voted 19-12 on Friday to pass House Bill 25, authored by state Rep. Valoree Swanson.

 

Friday’s vote is the fifth time this year the Senate has passed legislation targeting transgender youth participation in school sports. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have pushed for the legislation during this year’s sessions.

 

With HB 25 advancing, Texas joins at least five other states that have passed such legislation.

 

 

 

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