On April 20, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, H.R. 734, by a vote of 219-203.
This vote is extremely important and significant, since it is the first vote of its kind at the federal level that stands for the truth and reality that biology matters, especially in sports.
Taking this stand, where commonsense and science obviously refute the radical sexual ideology of “gender identity,” is a vital first step in stopping the harmful lie that is being forced upon our society and is indoctrinating the hearts and minds of the next generation.
Since 2020, Kentucky and 19 other states have passed similar “Save Women’s Sports” laws that provide commonsense protections for girls in athletics. This momentum of truth serves as an encouragement and a rallying cry.
Kentucky’s SB 83 passed in 2022 and become law after the General Assembly overwhelmingly overrode Governor Andy Beshear’s (D) veto of the bill.
U.S. Representatives Andy Barr (R), James Comer (R), Brett Guthrie (R), Thomas Massie (R), and Hal Rogers (R) of Kentucky voted for H.R. 734 to protect female athletics nationally. Representative Morgan McGarvey (D) was Kentucky’s lone Congressman to vote against the bill.
H.R. 734 makes sure that Title IX provisions protect women and girls from discrimination and physical harm in athletics. As University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines experienced firsthand, when males are allowed to compete in girls’ sports, they take championships, recognition, and opportunities that belong to female athletes.
President Joe Biden has indicated that he would veto H.R. 734 if the bill passes the U.S. Senate and makes it to his desk.
This issue, along with others addressing the radical sexual ideology of “gender identity,” reveal a very real clash of worldviews that will continue into the foreseeable future.