Texas Senate Will Debate Bill to Let UIL Disqualify Transgender Athletes Like Mack Beggs

AUSTIN — The Texas Senate will soon debate a bill that would let the state's high school athletics organization disqualify transgender athletes like Euless Trinity wrestler Mack Beggs who are undergoing hormone replacement therapy. Senate Bill 2095 would let the University Interscholastic League, or UIL, disqualify an athlete if "the safety of competing students or the fairness of a particular competition has been or will be substantially affected by the student's steroid use." It would also require students to notify the UIL if they begin taking steroids, and to hand over their "health-related information" to the league.Edgewood Republican Bob Hall, the bill's sponsor, did not respond to requests for comment on the legislation, but LGBT advocates said it specifically targets transgender teens.  Continue reading...

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