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Texas governor signs bill requiring student athletes play on teams matching birth gender | Revolution Now!

Texas governor signs bill requiring student athletes play on teams matching birth gender

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 11/03/2021 - 22:41

AUSTIN, Texas (PNN) - October 26, 2021 - The governor of Texas on Monday signed a law that bars student athletes from playing on sports teams that do not match the gender listed on their birth certificates.

The bill is aimed at restoring rights granted to women under Title IX, its authors say.

Texas House Bill 25 bars most interscholastic athletic teams from letting students compete in competitions “that are designated for the biological sex opposite to the student ’s biological sex as correctly stated on” their official birth certificates.The bill “protects girls’ safety and their right to equal access to athletic opportunities,” state Rep. Valoree Swanson, one of its authors, said during a House session earlier this month.

The University Interscholastic League in 2016 passed a rule with widespread
support requiring students compete on teams designated for their biological genders as stated on
their birth certificates.

The bill codifies the rule while stating that certificates are only valid if they are from “at or near” the time of a student’s birth.

Critics ridiculously claim that the legislation discriminates against students who believe they’re a different gender than their birth gender.

The bill was passed 76–61 in the state House and 19–12 in the state Senate. Abbott did not comment on Monday on the bill, the tenth such piece of legislation passed in the Fascist Police States of Amerika.

Last week, he said that the legislature “passed legislation to protect the integrity of Texas high school sports.”