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WV, KS, MT legislatures pass bills to protect women’s sports

Published On: 4/14/2021

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Christiana Holcomb regarding bills to protect women’s and girls’ sports that are poised to land on the desks of the governors of West Virginia, Kansas, and Montana:

“Allowing males to compete in girls’ sports destroys fair competition and women’s athletic opportunities. We have seen an increasing number of males dominating girls’ athletic contests when competing as females around the country, capturing championships and shattering long-standing female track records. That’s why several states—including Idaho, Mississippi, and Arkansas—have already enacted legislation that protects women’s sports. These bills complement Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination against women and ensures they have a fair and level playing field with biological males. We commend the legislatures of West Virginia, Kansas, and Montana for joining the national coalition taking a stand for the rights of women and girls—including collegiate athletes—and standing up to bullying from corporate interests willing to throw them under the bus. We urge the governors of these three states to sign these urgently needed bills into law.”

The West Virginia bill and Kansas bill passed their legislatures and now await action by their governors. The Montana bill awaits a final vote before heading to the governor’s desk.

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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