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Transgender high school wrestler target of Texas lawsuit

HOUSTON -- The ongoing debate over transgender policies in Texas has moved from the bathroom to the wrestling mat.

Mack Beggs, 17, from Euless, Texas, is a wrestler for Trinity High School who is competing in this weekend's state championship -- in the girls division.

Beggs is almost two years into a female-to-male transition. Because he's listed as female on his birth certificate, the UIL rulebook won't let Mack wrestle boys. So he has been competing and winning  against girls all season.

Earlier this month, parents of Beggs' opponents filed a lawsuit demanding the UIL place Mack in the boys' division despite his birth certificate.

The White House rolled back Obama-era guidelines for dealing with transgender students. With federal guidelines out it will be up to individual states to decide how to deal with transgender issues