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Save Women’s Sports Bill Passes House Floor and Heads to the Senate!

Save Women’s Sports Bill Passes House Floor and Heads to the Senate!

Yesterday, the Save Women’s Sports bill (H.B. 25) passed the House Floor with a 76-54 vote. Texas State Representative Valoree Swanson filed H.B. 25 to level the playing field and keep biological boys from unfairly competing in girl’s sports.

Jonathan Saenz, President and Attorney for Texas Values, released the following statement:

“Texans have spoken and the legislators have heard their constituents. The House passed the Save Women’s Sports bill today. 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.”

Mary Elizabeth Castle, Senior Policy Advisor for Texas Values, spoke at a press briefing yesterday and released the following statement:

“We are excited that the Texas House stood up for Texas girls by passing H.B. 25, the Save Women’s Sports Bill. We now urge the Senate to pass it quickly and for this bill to be signed into law to protect girls’ Title IX rights to play on a level playing field in sports.”

The next step for H.B. 25 will be the Texas Senate where they need to schedule the bill to a Committee where it will be heard. The Senate has consistently supported girls and their ability to freely and fairly play sports without the interference of competing against biological boys. The Senate, and author Senator Charles Perry, already passed this bill four times since it was first introduced in the Regular Session, making this the fifth time the Save Women’s Sports bill will be heard in that chamber.

Nationally, 37 states have proposed similar bills and 8 have signed it into law– most recently in Florida. Texas would become the 10th state.

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