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Texas bill restricting transgender college athletes nears the governor’s desk

May 18, 2023


Conservative policymakers across the U.S. have introduced a flurry of bills seeking to block rights for transgender people in recent months.

Texas is a chief battleground for these issues, as anti-trans proposals have the backing of prominent lawmakers. The bill restricting transgender college athletes was a priority this year for the state’s lieutenant governor, Republican Dan Patrick, who also presides over the Senate as its president.

The draft legislation would broaden a similar prohibition in K-12 schools that Texas lawmakers passed in 2021.

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