The Family Foundation Calls On Governor Beshear to Sign Law Protecting Kentucky’s Female Athletes
FRANKFORT, KY – The Family Foundation applauds the Kentucky General Assembly for its final passage of Senate Bill 83, the Save Women’s Sports Act, which provides commonsense protections for girls in athletics in Kentucky all the way through college. SB 83 passed with a final concurrence vote in the Senate today and now heads to the desk of Governor Andy Beshear.
“Biology matters, especially in sports,” said David Walls, executive director of The Family Foundation. “As our society increasingly ignores science and biological reality, women are paying the price. Allowing males to compete in girls’ sports reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women. Thankfully, with SB 83, Kentucky will join the growing number of states that value female athletes over radical gender ideology.”
“We call on Governor Beshear to immediately sign this commonsense, bipartisan, and broadly supported bill into law,” Walls concluded.
Walls also expressed his thanks to Senator Robby Mills and Representative Ryan Dotson for their leadership on this important legislation in the Kentucky Senate and House.
The Save Women’s Sports Act would protect women’s and girls’ athletic opportunities, including in college, by ensuring that only biological females can compete in female sports contests. The need for the Save Women’s Sports Act, and the necessity of including college athletes, has been on full display as swimmer Lia Thomas, a biological male, recently won a NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship, knocking a female to 2nd place. Letting males play in the same category as girls denies opportunities to biological girls, unfairly puts girls at a disadvantage, and potentially even discourages girls from playing sports.
The Save Women’s Sports Act has already passed in 11 states since 2020, most recently in South Dakota and Iowa earlier this year.
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