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Texas Republicans Target Trans Rights, But LGBTQ Advocates Speak Out



ABILENE, TX – LBGTQ+ advocates are condemning a swath of bills in the Texas Legislature aiming to restrict the rights of trans youths.

Senate Bill 29, filed by Lubbock state Sen. Charles Perry, would prevent trans youth from participating in UIL sports; it mandates they can only play according to the gender on their birth certificate.

While the state’s Republicans insist the measure would protect female athletes, trans advocates say it amounts to bigotry.