Transgender girls banned in sports in Texas

The governor of the US state of Texas has signed a law prohibiting transgender girls from participating in girls' sports in public schools

Transgender girls banned in sports in Texas
Transgender girls banned in sports in Texas

The governor of the US state of Texas has signed a law prohibiting transgender girls from participating in girls' sports in public schools. Governor Greg Abbott has signed the bill and it will go into effect on January 18. Even before this, such laws have been brought in many states ruled by the Republican Party. Supporters of the law say transgender players have a natural physical advantage over female players. He says that with this law everyone will get equal opportunity in school sports. Conservatives' campaign Supporters of equal rights condemn such restrictions and call them discriminatory.

She says there is no evidence that trans women or girls dominate sports. They believe that these steps are being taken out of 'hatred' whose real purpose is to encourage people who are completely devoted to social conservatism. Seven other states have passed similar laws this year. In March 2020, Idaho banned public schools and colleges from playing against a team of players deemed to be male at birth. Since then, the Republican Party had started a national campaign regarding this.

Several right-wing bills, however, have been blocked by Idaho's ban by a federal court. This restriction was challenged in court. But after Idaho, the legislatures of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Montana, Tennessee and West Virginia passed similar laws. The governor of South Dakota only issued an official order. Some of these laws have also been challenged in courts. Despite this, according to the data of the National Conference of State Legislators, where only two such bills were brought in 2019, in 2020 their number increased to 29. In 2021 so far, such bills have been brought in 31 states. Apart from this, many other right-wing bills have been brought in Texas. These include new restrictions on voting, new rules on abortion and new rules to remove the requirement of permits to bear arms.