“I intend to fight for this legislation, and work with everyone who wants to protect our female college athletes!”
More Republicans need to take a stand on this issue. More women, too.
Campus Reform reports:
Texas lawmaker plans to introduce ‘Save Women’s Sports’ Act
Texas State Representative Valoree Swanson is gearing up to make women’s sports a legislative priority during the upcoming session.
The “Save Women’s Sports Act” would regulate that collegiate athletes must compete according to their biological sex, building on a current Texas law that tightens the eligibility standards for high school athletes.
“Over 50 years ago, Congress authorized Title IX, which gave young women unprecedented opportunities, previously denied to them, to compete athletically for scholarships, awards, and records,” Swanson said in a press release. “Last session, Texas reaffirmed our commitment to protecting girls’ opportunities in public schools. The exceptional young women competing at the college level should have that same protection.”
The bill’s introduction comes on the heels of a months-long debate regarding the Biden administration’s plan to revise Title IX to include gender identity. The Title IX proposal cleared the public comment phase with record input on the proposal.
Campus Reform spoke with a number of activists, athletes, and legal experts on how Biden’s revised law would pose a threat to women’s sports. The administration claimed in the revision that it would propose separate legislation regarding transgender athletes, however, no proposal has been made.
Swanson reiterated that the bill represents her commitment to protecting female athletes. She was a primary sponsor of House Bill 25, which went into effect in January after receiving Governor Abbott’s stamp of approval in 2021.
“Passing the Save Women’s Sports Act will be one of my top priorities during this session,” Swanson said. “I will never back down from standing up to protect girls and women in our schools. I intend to fight for this legislation, and work with everyone who wants to protect our female college athletes!”
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