Kentucky’s legislators have an opportunity to join at least nine other states in saving women’s sports — ensuring fairness and protecting the equal opportunity gains of Title IX that women worked so hard to obtain.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX and its hallmark achievement of women’s sports, yet those gains are under attack as biological males are rewriting the record books and forcing girls out of their own sports.
It may be commonsense that hormone levels alone don’t make someone a woman and no amount of cross-sex hormones can undo the biological benefits that male genetics and development provide in sports, but that hasn’t stopped the NCAA and others from allowing biological males to compete against females.
When boys compete in girls’ sports, the competition can be over before it begins. That’s why Kentucky must pass the Save Women’s Sports Act.
The first law of its kind was passed in Idaho, where a former NCAA basketball player and Division I coach brought the bill forward — she knew from experience that female athletes deserve fair competition, and compete in their own divisions for a reason.
Two national polls conducted in 2020 confirm that over 60 percent oppose biological males competing in girls’ sports… and that view is held by a majority of Republican, Democrat, and Independent voters.
Passing the Save Women’s Sports Act is the right thing to do and it’s what Kentuckians want.
HB 23 & SB 83 Talking Points
- Letting biological boys compete in girls’ sports is decidedly unfair.
- Males have numerous physiological advantages that make it hard or impossible for even the top female athletes to compete against.
Allowing males in female sports is a slap in the face to the very purpose of Title IX, equal opportunity for women.
The law is widely supported and commonsense.
- Recent polling revealed that majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents agree that female athletes should NOT be forced to compete against biological men.
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