AUSTIN –– The Texas House of Representatives has postponed the ban on child gender mutilation after Democrats called a point of order regarding an inaccuracy in the measure’s analysis.

Moments before the bill was delayed, however, chaos erupted as leftist activists began chanting and waving a trans flag in the House gallery.

House Speaker Dade Phelan (R–Beaumont) ordered Texas DPS troopers to clear the gallery of all onlookers. As he did, one activist—a man wearing a dress—exposed himself to lawmakers and other onlookers from the gallery.

Trans activists then started screaming outside the House gallery and in the Capitol rotunda.

DPS officers arrested some of the protestors and removed them from the Capitol.

Meanwhile, following Mary Gonzalez’ (D–San Elizario) allegation that the bill analysis was misleading, the House parliamentarian concurred that a name was recorded incorrectly.

Senate Bill 14 was quickly recommitted to the House Committee on Public Health to be fixed and voted out again just moments after the point of order. It will return to the floor later this week, according to State Rep. Dustin Burrows (R–Lubbock), who chairs the House’s Calendars Committee.

SB 14 by State Sen. Donna Campbell (R–New Braunfels) will protect children from being chemically castrated by puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones and from receiving mutilative surgeries to “transition” them.

Child gender mutilation gained national notoriety in 2018 with the child abuse case of Dallas-area boy James Younger, whose mother is transitioning him against his father’s wishes.

Texas failed to protect James, with a Texas judge allowing his mother to move him to California for transitioning.

If SB 14 is passed, Texas will join Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia in protecting kids from these life-altering, elective medical procedures.

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.