Background: In 2021, Gov. Greg Abbott (Republican) signed a bill prohibiting the participation of biological boys in girls’ sports in Texas Public Schools. The bill protected our female athletes in UIL competitions through the high school years. However, it did nothing to protect the young women in our colleges and universities.
Good news! With the new Texas legislative session underway, HB 23 has been filed by Rep. Valoree Swanson (R-District 150) to extend protections for our collegiate female athletes.
It is imperative that HB 23 is passed and signed into law. Here’s why:
If no action is taken to protect women athletes, our college and university women will be required to share locker rooms, titles, and competition records with biological men whose innate physical capabilities give unfair advantages to them. If teams are to win, coaches will instinctively recruit players with these advantages. Women will be denied personal dignity, safety, titles, and records, without which many can suffer repairable financial and professional disadvantages and, in some cases, physical harm. What people believe about the body they occupy should never rule against the truth of God’s creation.
ACT TODAY! Please email, call, or tweet your State Representative through our Action Center HERE and urge them to protect collegiate female athletes and cosponsor and support HB 23. Women should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams.
- Pray that God’s design for both sexes will be upheld by Texas law. Genesis 1:27 says, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
- Pray that our women will again be provided the protection God initiated when He created the physical nature of women to be different from biological men.
- Pray that our women will again be able to compete fairly with the body design God gave them to bring honor and glory to Him.
Associate State Director