Pro-trans activists lashed out during a signing ceremony for legislation meant to protect women’s sports. 

Following a years-long fight to protect fair play in women’s collegiate athletics by ensuring women only compete against biological women, attendees were faced with vitriol outside the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in Denton by those who oppose the legislation. 

A video from State Sen. Mayes Middleton (R–Galveston), who authored Senate Bill 15 banning Texas’ public universities and colleges from allowing biological men to compete against women, shows the protesting crowd screaming “trans rights matter” and making lewd gestures at attendees and lawmakers as they left the ceremony. 

Michelle Evans with the Independent Women’s Network attended the event and videoed the protestors physically stopping her from leaving the event and spitting on those walking out.

Texas Family Project’s President Brady Gray simply said, “These people hate women.”

Police escorted the attendees—which included activists, lawmakers, and young girls who are now guaranteed fair play in their athletic competitions—out of the building and to the parking lot as protesters hurled abuse at them. 

State Rep. Nate Schatzline (R–Fort Worth) said, “If you tell a child to follow their feelings instead of truth, the child never matures. These grown children’s tantrums and spitting don’t change the fact that: 1. There are only 2 genders. 2. Biological men shouldn’t compete against women in sports or invade their locker rooms.”

The Save Women’s Sports Act goes into effect September 1.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.