House Bill 25 passed with a 76-54 vote. The bill says, all public school student-athletes would be required to compete on teams that correspond with the gender listed on their birth certificates "at or near" their time of birth. The University Interscholastic League (UIL)in Texas currently requires an athlete’s gender to be determined by the gender listed on their birth certificate.
Rep. Valerie Swanson introduced the bill, she said it would “codify” existing UIL rules which impacts student-athletes who changed their gender on their birth certificates. According to The Texas Tribune, UIL rules currently recognize any “legally modified birth certificates,” which could “accommodate” athletes who’ve had their birth certificates changed to match their gender identity.