Legislation to limit transgender athletes hits a roadblock in the Texas House
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Austin American-Statesman

An effort to ban transgender student athletes from competing in sports within their gender identity was dealt a significant setback Tuesday after a Texas House committee voted not to advance a Senate-approved bill to the full House. With a 6-5 vote in favor of the legislation, Senate Bill 29 was one vote short of the seven needed for a majority of the 13-member Public Education Committee — the minimum number of votes required to move the bill forward. Rep. Harold Dutton, D-Houston, didn’t vote. Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston, wasn’t at the dais. He was presenting a bill before a different House c…

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