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IA governor signs bill to protect women’s sports


The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Christiana Holcomb regarding Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ signing Thursday of HB 2416, a bill that protects opportunities for women and girls in athletics by ensuring they are not forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams:

“When the law ignores biological reality, female athletes lose medals, podium spots, public recognition, and opportunities to compete. Comparably fit and trained males will always have physical advantages over females—that’s the reason we have girls’ sports. We have seen increasing examples across the country of males dominating girls’ athletic competitions when competing as females, capturing championships, and shattering long-standing female records. We commend lead sponsors Rep. Skyler Wheeler, Rep. Henry Stone, Sen. Tim Goodwin, other supporters in the Iowa Legislature, and Gov. Reynolds for protecting the ability of Iowa’s women and girls to compete on a level playing field by enacting this important legislation.”

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