Texas Republicans want to keep transgender women out of women’s school sports teams

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One Texas bill is similar to others filed across the country that are characterized by conservative advocates as trying to maintain fairness in women’s sports. LGBTQ advocates said conservatives across are latching onto issues related to athletics and health care as the latest way to spread fear about transgender children using inaccurate information. Credit: Getty Images/iStock Photo

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Texas Republicans are again trying to limit the ways transgender youth can participate in athletics.

Lawmakers have filed legislation that would ban transgender girls and women who attend public K-12 schools, colleges and universities from playing on single-sex sports teams designated for girls and women.