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Texas marches even further to the far right with anti-trans sports law

Proponents say law keeps competition fair for girls, while critics say the measure is cruel and discriminatory

Shelly Hagan and Erik Larson

Texas governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law that restricts transgender school athletes from playing on teams that don’t align with the gender of their birth certificate.

The law is set to take effect on January 18.

Critics called the new law a mean-spirited rule that would make life even more difficult for children who often are already struggling. Proponents said it was needed to keep competition fair and protect girls from athletes who might be bigger and stronger...

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