Austin, TX — January 11, 2023: The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is hosting its annual convention this week in San Antonio, Texas, Henry B. González Convention Center. NCAA officials will be discussing
policies surrounding men competing in women’s sports, just as our Texas legislature convenes to take up a number of bills, including those that address the issue of men competing in women's sports. One of Texas Values' top priority this session will be to pass legislation to protect women in college sports.
Today, January 12th, groups including Texas Values, Concerned Women for America (CWA), Independent Council on Womens Sports (ICONS), and Independent Womens Forum (IWF) will host a rally to speak out against men in womens sports.
Mary Elizabeth Castle, Director of Government Relations for Texas Values, released this statement:
If the NCAA wants to meet on my turf in Texas, then they need to meet on my terms: no men in women's sports. We want the NCAA to stand up for women athletes and give them the basic civil rights that women have been granted in education and sports since the passage of Title IX, over 50 years ago. Texas has already taken a stand with the passage of HB 25, the Save Women’s Sports Law. We want the NCAA to join Texas in protecting women college athletes, too.”
A petition with over 8,000 names will be presented to the NCAA Board to urge them to protect women from being forced to share intimate space with men, and compete against them.
Texas Values staff and a number of current and former collegiate athletes will be available for interviews at the venue in front of the Henry B. González Convention Center, (corner of E Market Street and Tower of the Americas Way) from 9am-11am, including Riley Gaines, a 12-time All-American swimmer, who competed against male swimmer Lia Thomas.
Texas Values will conduct a livestream of the event on their Facebook page.
Source: Petitions | Texas Values