A large coalition of conservative organizations and thought leaders announced their support of Senate Bill 6 in a letter spearheaded by Texas Values. SB6 is widely expected to pass the Senate, but it’s future in the Texas House is more clouded.
House Speaker Joe Straus recently urged businesses to oppose SB 6, a measure designed to protect women and children from predators while protecting businesses from micromanaging regulation by city councils..
We, the undersigned individuals, entities and organizations, support the Texas Privacy Act, SB 6, to protect the privacy, safety and dignity of Texans in bathrooms, locker rooms, and other intimate facilities in all government buildings, including public schools. The bill makes it clear that government entities may not allow biological men and boys in girl's bathrooms and changing facilities. Government officials are to follow the biological sex listed on a person's birth certificate, as is the practice now for UIL athletics. SB 6 does not apply to private businesses or interfere with a business's ability to set its own policies. SB 6 includes thoughtful exceptions and accommodations that take into consideration the needs and concerns of all Texans. The State of Texas has a duty to protect the privacy, safety, and dignity of all Texans - especially in government buildings. In 2016 & 2017, the Federal government and some local governments and school boards in Texas have pushed for allowing boys and men into girls bathrooms, we need a state law, like SB 6, to have basic, consistent and transparent standards on this important issue across the state. Texans overwhelmingly oppose attacks on women's privacy and safety as evidenced by Houston voters voting down a dangerous bathroom ordinance that would have allowed men into women's bathrooms, 61% - 39%. In addition, a recent polls show that a strong majority of Texas voters agree that boys shouldn’t be in bathrooms with girls. We support the Texas Privacy Act, SB 6. Texas Values Texas Values Action James Dickey, Travis County Republican Party Concerned Women of America of Texas Texas Eagle Forum Texas Pastor Council Houston Area Pastor Council Empower Texans Coalition of African American Pastors Hispanic Action Pastor Network San Antonio Family Association (SAFA) Stand for Fort Worth Friends of SAFA Texas Action Jared Woodfill, Conservative Republicans of Texas Dr. Steve Hotze, Conservative Republicans of Texas Vision America Family Research Council FRC Action Family Policy Alliance Timothy Head, Executive Director, Faith & Freedom Coalition Northeast Tarrant Tea Party Southern Baptist of Texas Convention Center for Preservation of American Ideals David & Jason Benham, Benham Companies Drippings Springs Parents Rick Green, Wallbuilders JoAnn Fleming, Grassroots America We The People Phillip Williams, Williams Furniture Co. Jeanie Stephens, Stephens Company Richelle Smithee, North Elevation Church Sarah French, Blyss Soaps Kristine Ludwinski, McKinney Area Christian Homeschoolers Dustin Cheatham, Pop’s Organics Kristin Spann, Spring Tutoring, Writing, and Editing Services Ben & Susan Taylor, KNW Oil & Gas, Inc. Pedro Mendez, ATUSA, LLC Ron Yiu, Anaissance Corporation Armando Garza, La Altura Pediatrics Dale Lee, Cowboy Church of Orange County Dallas Bingley, Retired Police Officer Tommy Evans, Integrity Entertainment Group LLC Nora Ellington, Eagle Restoration Ministries Jonny & James Gubachy, Alpha Med Inc. Humberto Porras, Iglesia Del Camino Wendell Hutchins, Church of Champions Gail Stanart, State Republican Executive Committeewoman (SREC) SD15 Naomi Narvaiz, State Republican Executive Committeewoman (SREC) SD 21 Terry Lowry, Host, the What’s UP Radio Program, Editor/Publisher – the LINK Letter Gary Rodenbaugh, Rodenbaugh’s Flooring American & Appliances Vince Puente, Southwest Office Systems Jonathan Flower, Simple Joy Media