Senate Bill 2, Republican Senator Charles Perry says this would ensure fairness in sports specifically in women’s sports.
This would require transgender athletes K-12 to participate on sports teams that correspond with their biological sex.
Regarding to Senate Bill 2 :-
SB 2 regarding transgender school-aged athletes will go before the House Public Education Committee at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. It is one of five bills the House committee will hear.
This would ban a transgender person who identifies as a woman from participating in a female sport. The author behind the bill, Republican Senator Charles Perry from Lubbock said SB 2 would ensure fairness.
“Overwhelming majority regardless of political affiliation, men or women, believe it’s common sense policy to allow girls to compete with girls and boys to compete with boys for both equity in their peer groups, equality, history and safety,” Perry said.
“This is harmful because not only does it actually discriminate against students but it additionally continues to perpetuate rhetoric that is dangerous against young people,” Gonzalez said.
She also said lawmakers have more important issues to consider – like COVID-19 in schools and the state’s power grid. This measure is one of the issues Gov. Greg Abbott asked lawmakers to consider in the second special session.