Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Bill That Prevents Transgender Athletes From Competing In Women’s College Sports

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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that will prevent transgender athletes from competing against women in college sports.

The legislation bulks up a Texas law from 2021 that requires all public K-12 sports teams “to be designated by students’ sex assigned at birth.”

Labeled the “Save Women’s Sports Act,” Senate Bill 15 says intercollegiate athletes must be on teams that are based on their biological gender or what is “correctly” listed on that student’s birth certificate.

“Today is an important day for female athletes across the state of Texas, including little girls who aspire to one day compete in college sports,” said Abbott.

“This Act applies to any intercollegiate athletic competition sponsored or authorized by a public institution of higher education that occurs on or after the effective date of this Act,” reads the bill. (RELATED: Joe Biden Angers WNBA All-Star A’Ja Wilson After Snubbing Las Vegas Aces Championship)

Here are all of the governor‘s tweets regarding the legislation:

At the earliest, the law comes into effect Sept. 1.