SB 29 passed out of committee last week and now heads to the full senate. Time to contact your state senator and urge them to oppose SB 29.
SB 29 bans transgender children from participating in student athletics teams that match their gender identities, excluding them from the friendship, education, teamwork, and health benefits of playing a sport. Worse, it would allow anyone–coach, fan or player–to accuse and humiliate any child (especially girls) of not belonging, potentially leading to accused children being forced to undergo invasive examinations and other privacy-violating tests.
Every single Texan can take action to make sure that the identities of transgender children are respected and that they are able to enjoy the benefits of playing sports with their peers.
CALL YOUR STATE SENATOR
You can say…
Hi, my name is _____ . I live in _______ and my zip code is ________. I’m calling to let you know that I strongly oppose SB 29, the “Show Me Your Genitals” bill targeting transgender children. Texas does not need another bathroom bill, and trying to exclude transgender girls in particular from sports hurts girls athletics overall. Not one child benefits from this bill! Attempting to prove that a child doesn’t belong on the sports team that matches their gender identity subjects them to invasive, privacy-violating tests. No child deserves to go through that! But all children deserve to participate and play with their peers. I urge you to vote against SB 29.