Austin, TX, Release: May 15, 2023 — For Immediate Release

Today the Texas House of Representatives ended the chemical castration and surgical mutilation of children by passing SB 14. 18 other states have already protected children from these horrific and abusive practices.

SB 14 protects Texas children from so-called “gender transition” or “gender affirming” practices, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgical procedures to remove healthy body parts.  SB 14 was authored by Senator Donna Campbell and carried in the House by Representative Tom Oliverson, who are medical doctors.

Republican Party of Texas Chairman Matt Rinaldi said, “Grassroots Republicans have worked hard for years to pass legislation protecting children from medical butchers and greedy pharmaceutical interests. Thank you to Senator Campbell and Representative Oliverson for your professional expertise, poise, and grace in ushering SB 14 through the legislative process.”