There are two anti-LGBTQ bills that are being considered in the Texas Legislature today that need your immediate direct action.
SB 2095 would allow Texas’ University Interscholastic League (UIL) to disqualify a student taking hormones from competing in student athletics– even if that student is only taking them because they are transgender. We believe that this bill is a direct response to Mack Beggs, a transgender male wrestler who was recently forced to compete against female athletes. Texas’ University Interscholastic League (UIL) policy defines high school athletic gender divisions according to the gender on birth certificates, which has no basis in scientific reality.
TAKE ACTION: Send a message to your State Senator and tell them to OPPOSE SB 2095, and instead promote fair UIL policies that would allow transgender athletes to compete in contests that match their gender identity
HB 3859 is a bill that would allow child welfare organizations, agencies, employees and foster parents that contract with the state to discriminate against LGBTQ families and others when making foster care and adoption decisions. The vote on HB 3859 was postponed to today. If HB 3859 is enacted, Texas will have the broadest, most discriminatory child welfare religious refusal act in the country. HB 3859 is not only discriminatory to qualified prospective foster and adoptive parents, it puts thousands of youth in care in jeopardy.
TAKE ACTION: Send a message to your State Representative and tell them to OPPOSE HB 3859. You can also text HB3859 to 30644 to be connected directly to your State Rep’s office.