Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act (S. 613 / H.R. 734)

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The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act (S. 613/ H.R.734.), introduced by Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) and Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.), would defend the aspirations and safety of female athletes by making it a federal crime under Title IX for anyone who receives federal funds and operates, sponsors, or facilitates athletic programs to allow biological males to compete in athletic programs that are designated for women or girls.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex-based discrimination in any educational program that is federally funded, either directly or indirectly. This includes college athletics. However, the Biden administration’s Department of Education, led by the radical Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon, proposed a new interpretation of Title IX to unilaterally expand the prohibition against discrimination based on “sex” to include: “sex stereotypes, sex-related characteristics (including intersex traits), pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”

Women’s sports are about more than trophies. Anyone who has played competitive sports at any level knows that these women and girls will not just be missing out on the ability to play a game that they love, but also on the ability to learn skills like leadership, perseverance, and teamwork that will help them to succeed later in life. Data bears these advantages out, as one study shows that 94% of female executives once played competitive sports.

This issue is also about safety and privacy. Our daughters and our sons deserve safe and private facilities when using the locker room, restroom, or during overnight accommodations on team trips.

Without congressional action, college administrators will surrender our daughters’ opportunities to the Left-wing mob. Senator Tuberville and Representative Steube’s Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act is needed to block the Biden administration from implementing changes to Title IX and to prevent woke educational institutions from acting on their own to allow men to compete in women’s sports. This respects the realities of natural biology and gives women and girls fair opportunities to compete and win.

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