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How Texas Republicans moved beyond a bathroom bill to successfully restrict transgender athletes’ participation in school sports

In 2017, conservative lawmakers failed to pass legislation targeting transgender Texans. Things were different this year.

Protestors participate in a rally against Anti-Trans legislation at the southern steps of the state Capitol on April 28, 2021.

Catering to social conservatives 

Overcoming House troubles

The business argument 

Possible legal pushback

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