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Lawsuit Demands Transgender Student Blocked from Wrestling Girls
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Summary: A new lawsuit says it is unsafe and unfair for a transitioning student using steroids to wrestle girls. 

A Texas transgender student is caught up in a fierce legal battle barring him from competing in girls’ wrestling. State rules say that students must compete as the sex they were born with, but this has proved tricky for Mack Beggs, who is transitioning from female to male.

  
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Days before Beggs was to wrestle at a state meet, attorney Jim Baudhuin filed a lawsuit on behalf of a female competitor who said it was unfair Beggs was able to compete while taking testerone. While the hormone is necessary to transition, it can also be used as a performance enhancer and is banned unless students have a medical reason to use it.

Baudhuin said this was not about hate but about safety and fairness.

“At least if Mack wants to compete against the boys, she’s doing it knowingly and willingly,” Baudhuin said to Fox News. “The other girls in the bracket don’t have that choice. They show up to the girls’ competition, and there is somebody who is not really a girl — not really a boy yet — but who is closer to the boys than the girls.”

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The lawsuit seeks to ask the University Interscholastic League to ban Beggs from competition.

Beggs’ mother Angela told Fox News that the Euless Trinity High School wrestler followed all of the rules outlined by the sports organization. She said Mack would prefer to compete as a boy but is not allowed to because if the current rule. Until Mack can compete on the boys team, she said he should be allowed to compete on the girls team.



Source: Fox News

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