Family, friends, teammates and trans supporters celebrated Beggs' wins. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. One parent even filed a lawsuit against the league that organizes public school sports. That meant if Beggs wanted to wrestle, he had to do it in the girls' league. Texas is considering legislation similar to North Carolina's controversial HB2, that would require trans people in public schools and other government buildings to use the bathroom corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate.
Powerful business interests are opposed to the bill, NPR's Wade Goodwyn has reportedbut it's a priority of the state's lieutenant governor.
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Which he did, with great success — he had an undefeated season. But at the same time, "there was jeering and jawing," Merritt told Michel Martin. In part, that's because some parents of female wrestlers have vocally objected to the fact that Beggs, who has been taking testosterone as part of his gender transition, is wrestling girls. But media attention found him anyway. Merritt says that every time Beggs won a match in his pound weight class, the audience "erupted in both boos and cheers.