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Thu Mar 2, 2017, 06:46 AM

Sportscaster Dale Hansen Rips Phobes Over Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs

You may remember Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen, who went viral in 2012 with a video excoriating NFL executives for their predictions that Michael Samís draft stock would go down after he came out as gay.

Well Hansen is back with some more strong words, this time for UIL, the governing agency for public school sports in Texas, and their antiquated policies on transgender athletes.

If youíve not heard the story about Mack Beggs, hereís a quick catch-up:

Transgender teen Mack Beggs of Euless Trinity High won the individual 110lb state title in girls wrestling over the weekend outside of Houston. Beggs, 17, identifies as male, receives doctor prescribed testosterone hormone treatment and wanted to wrestle boys. UIL rules required Beggs to compete in the girls division.

Parents expressed frustration at the dynamic saying the hormone therapy Beggs receives gave the junior a competitive advantage. Lisa Lathamís daughter lost to Beggs on Friday and said the wrestler should be allowed to compete with boys.

ďIím frustrated that times are changing and UIL is still in the dark ages,Ē Lisa Latham said.

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2017/03/dale-hansen/

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