Activists and female athletes faced a challenging situation on Tuesday when they were targeted by leftist protesters at the signing of Texas’ “Save Women’s Sports Act.” The protesters resorted to aggressive behavior, including spitting, cursing, and hurling bottles at them. Michelle Evans, the chapter leader of the Independent Women’s Network, shared her experience on “Fox & Friends,” stating that she was yelled at, cursed at, and physically assaulted by the protesters. College volleyball player Macy Petty, along with OutKick’s Riley Gaines, also witnessed the aggressive behavior and were kept inside for their safety.
Despite the hostile environment, the signing ceremony proceeded as planned. Texas Governor Greg Abbott was joined by former NCAA Division 1 athletes Riley Gaines and Paula Scanlan at the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame for the ceremonial signing of SB 15. This legislation, which was previously signed into law in June, requires public school teams in Texas to be designated based on students’ sex assigned at birth. Similar legislation has been passed in at least 20 other states.
The protesters gathered in opposition to the act, carrying signs and flags to express their disagreement. However, their actions crossed the line when they resorted to violence and harassment. Bottles were thrown, profanities were yelled at children, and law enforcement had to step in to provide protection.
Despite the challenges faced, the activists remain committed to fighting for fairness in women’s sports. They believe that sex-based protections are necessary to maintain a level playing field and preserve the integrity of women’s sports. They argue that while transgender athletes should be allowed to participate, they should compete on teams designated for their birth sex.
The issue of transgender athletes in women’s sports continues to spark intense debate. Activists like Michelle Evans and Macy Petty emphasize the importance of recognizing biological differences between men and women and ensuring fair competition. They believe that denying sex-based protections would ultimately eliminate the female category in sports.
While the incident at the signing ceremony was unfortunate, these activists remain determined to fight for their cause. They understand that progress often requires going through difficult battles, and they are ready to face the challenges ahead.