If Governor Greg Abbott has his way, transgender athletes will be banned from competing in college sports in Texas.
Abbott announced his intent to ban males identifying as women from collegiate women’s sports at a meeting of the Young America’s Foundation in Dallas.
“This next session, we will pass a law prohibiting biological men to compete against women in college sports,” the governor declared.
Abbott has already made strides toward this end by banning trans athletes from girls’ sports in Texas public schools.
When making the case for extending the trans ban to the collegiate athletic ranks, Abbott specifically referenced the case of former University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.