Metro Weekly: Texas Senate bill could block transgender student-athletes from competing

A Texas bill excludes athletes who have taken hormones from competition. Hooray that Texas understands that is is patently unfair to allow transgender athletes to compete against the vast majority of athletes who work hard to compete. It gives an unfair advantage. A girl transitioning to a boy and is on hormones just won the state girls' wrestling championship, beating out girls who are not on hormones.  
From the Metro Weekly:

 "The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would allow the University Interscholastic League, the state’s governing body for high school athletics, to disqualify student-athletes who are on steroids, including transgender boys taking hormones as part of their transition.

Under the UIL’s current policy, students are banned from using steroids. But there is a “safe harbor” provision that allows students to take hormones if they are “dispensed, prescribed, delivered and administered by a medical practitioner for a valid medical purpose.”

If the bill passes, it would allow the UIL to disqualify an athlete on steroids if sporting officials believe “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.”"

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