The Family Foundation Applauds Passage of Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act in Congress

TFF Calls on Biden & Beshear Administrations to Stop Putting Gender Ideology Over Commonsense Protections

LEXINGTON, KY – Today, 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. The Family Foundation applauds the U.S. House of Representatives and Representatives Barr (R), Comer (R), Guthrie (R), Massie (R), and Rogers (R) of Kentucky for taking action to protect female athletics. Representative 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.

“Today is another important step forward in protecting athletic opportunities for women and girls in Kentucky and across the nation,” said David Walls, executive director of The Family Foundation. “Biology matters and female athletes deserve a fair and level playing field. 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.

“It’s time for President Biden and Governor Beshear to stop promoting radical gender ideology that is undermining the safety, equality, and opportunities of female athletes. Girls deserve the opportunity to compete and take advantage of sports opportunities meant for them,” Walls concluded.

Since 2020, Kentucky and 19 other states, have passed “Save Women’s Sports” Laws that provide commonsense protections for girls in athletics. 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.

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.


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