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Texas Senate Passes Bill Requiring Students To Play On Sports Teams Corresponding With Biological Sex

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The Texas Senate passed legislation Friday that requires students to compete on school sports teams that correspond with the biological sex listed on their birth certificate.

House Bill 25, which passed the Texas House of Representatives by a vote of 76-54 on Thursday, was introduced by Republican state Rep. Valoree Swanson and heads next to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.

The only modified birth certificate allowed is that which has been amended “to correct a clerical error,” according to the bill.

“This is all about girls and protecting them in our [University Interscholastic League] sports,” Swanson said in support of her bill, according to CBS News. “I’m excited that we have the opportunity today to stand up for our daughters, granddaughters, and all our Texas girls.”

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