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House Bill Stopping Transgender Athletes From Taking Part In Female Sports Is Now A Law

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On Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a new bill into law. The new restriction prohibits transgender girls from being a part of female sports in public schools.

Advocates for trans’ rights have called the move discriminatory and hate-filled. They said that the goal is to “energize hard-core conservatives.”

On January 18, the new law will be enforced. Proponents of the bill say that it promotes fairness in schools.

In March 2020, a Republican-led movement began in Idaho, spearheading seven other states to ban similar activities related to transgender people. In Idaho, such prohibitions have been stopped by a federal judge.

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Montana, Tennessee, West Virginia, and South Dakota have taken some of the same actions as Idaho.



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