MEDIA ADVISORY:  Save Women’s Sports (H.B. 25) Live Virtual Celebration as Law Takes Effect

MEDIA ADVISORY:  Save Women’s Sports (H.B. 25) Live Virtual Celebration as Law Takes Effect

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Today, Texas Values and other organizations will virtually gather at 10:00 A.M. CST to celebrate the Save Women’s Sports state law (H.B. 25) taking effect in Texas. H.B. 25 was sponsored by Representative Valoree Swanson and Senator Charles Perry. The live footage will be available on the Texas Values’ Facebook page. Texas Values will be able to share the Facebook live link with any interested media. In addition to the live program, Texas Values team members will also be available for comment once the event is concluded.


Mary Elizabeth Castle, Senior Policy Advisor, released the following statement:


“Today is day of victory as Texas now has a law in place to protect female sports from biological males participating. We are pleased that Texas joins 8 other states in championing legislation that will save Women’s sports and protect the rights given to female athletes in Title IX.” 


The Save Women’s Sports bill (H.B. 25) assures that the athlete’s sex on the birth certificate nearest at birth will determine whether a student plays in girls’ or boys’ sports in UIL (University Interscholastic League) sports. This legislation protects girls’ sports by making sure that biological males cannot compete unfairly in girls’ sports in high school and middle school in Texas public schools.


What:  Live Virtual Celebration Event to Celebrate Save Women’s Sports Law Taking Effect

Who:   Mary Elizabeth Castle, Texas Values Senior Policy Advisor

Jonathan Covey, Texas Values Director of Policy

Texas Representative Valoree Swanson

Beth Stelzer, Founder of Save Women’s Sports

Texas members of Save Women’s Sports

Jill Glover, Republican Party of Texas

Cindi Castilla, Texas Eagle Forum

Craig DeRoche, President and CEO of Family Policy Alliance

Nicole Hudgens, Government Affairs at Family Policy Alliance


When: Tuesday, January 18, 10:00 A.M.- 10:20 A.M.

Where: Virtual Zoom/Facebook Live (Invite Only, but footage and interviews afterward are available)

To RSVP: Members of the press are invited to meet with Texas Values team members after the live event has finished. To set up an interview, please contact


About Texas Values 

Texas Values is the largest statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to standing for faith, family, and freedom in Texas. More information is available at

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