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SD governor signs bill to protect women’s sports


The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Christiana Holcomb regarding South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s signing Thursday of SB 46, a bill that protects athletic opportunities for all females by ensuring they are not forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams:

“Girls deserve equal opportunities to experience the thrill of victory. We welcome South Dakota to the growing number of states that are ensuring their female athletes won’t be spectators in their own sports. When schools and society ignore biological differences between the sexes, it’s girls and women who pay the price. In athletics, girls are losing medals, podium spots, public recognition, and opportunities to compete. We commend the legislature and governor for supporting this important legislation, which ensures that female athletes from kindergarten to college will not face those losses in South Dakota.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.


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