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Texas Democrat Harold Dutton Revives Trans Sports Bill After His Education Bill Blocked

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Senate Bill 29, a bill that would ban transgender athletes from playing on sports teams matching their gender identity. Dutton seems to have revived the bill in retaliation against members of his own party who blocked his education bill earlier this week.On Tuesday, the anti-transgender bill failed to move out of the state House Public Education Committee, which Dutton heads.

The bill lacked sufficient votes because a Republican committee member was absent and Dutton himself didn't vote.Then, on Thursday, fellow Democratic Representative Alma Allen helped block Dutton's education bill.

Dutton's bill would've allowed the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to take over independent school districts and remove school board members that failed to meet.

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