AUSTIN, Texas (LifeSiteNews) The Texas House of Representatives recently passed legislation to protect women sports from being taken over by male athletes.
The “Save Women’s Sports” legislation, passed out of the Texas House on October 14, prohibits male students who claim to be women from competing against female athletes.
It specifically forbids public high schools or open-enrollment charter schools from “allow[ing] a student to compete in an interscholastic athletic competition sponsored or authorized by the district or school that is designated for the biological sex opposite to the student’s biological sex as correctly stated on” a birth certificate.
Pro-family group Texas Values celebrated the advancement of the bill, which will now move to the Texas Senate.
“Texans have spoken and the legislators have heard their constituents. The House passed the Save Women’s Sports bill today,” President Jonathan Saenz said in a statement. “We are happy to finally see this day come after all of our hard work and continued efforts to protect girls. We care about Texas girls and we are ready to watch this bill cross the finish line in the Senate. Girls will be protected and able to freely play sports without fear of boys stealing their athletic opportunities in Texas.”
A policy advisor for Texas Values said the legislation will protect a “level playing field.”