Texas is in the process of passing a bill SB6 that would prevent transgender people from using the bathroom based on their gender identity. The bill has yet to hit Governor Abbott’s desk but it is expected to pass and he is expected to sign it. But the resistance to it has already begun as 55 athletes have signed an Open Letter to Texas that was organized by Athlete Ally.
One of the athletes to sign the letter was Martina Navratilova. According to ThinkProgress,
“Everyone deserves the opportunity to live life as their true and authentic self,” tennis legend Martina Navratilova said in a statement provided to ThinkProgress by Athlete Ally. “Research suggests that over half of transgender youth have been forced to use a locker room or bathroom that conflicts with their gender identity — and bills like SB6 only make life more challenging for our transgender youth.”
Texas should expect to be subjected to the same kind of boycott that North Carolina endured. Hopefully, what happened to the former Republican Governor of North Carolina Pat McCrory, will happen to current Republican Governor Abbott in Texas.