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Battle to Save Women’s Sports Wins in Pennsylvania Legislature

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April 12, 2022
Contact: Dilonna Coran

Battle to Save Women’s Sports Wins in Pennsylvania Legislature
House votes to protect women

 Washington, DC. – Today, Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), and Dilonna Coran, CWA’s Pennsylvania State Director, praised the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for voting to protect women’s rights to fair play in sports.

Lia Thomas, a swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, who is a biological male, has drawn national attention to the issue of men competing in women’s sports. Thomas has set records competing against girls, including in the NCAA Division I women’s tournament. 

“Concerned women across the country proudly stand with Pennsylvania legislators who voted today to protect female athletes from being sidelined in their own sports,” said Dilonna Coran. “The injustice and hostility of the University of Pennsylvania against its own female swimmers is indefensible, heartbreaking, and nothing short of sexual harassment and discrimination.

“We are proud of Pennsylvania House Members who were courageous in this vote and we urge swift passage by the Pennsylvania Senate and Gov. Tom Wolf to do the right thing for women’s equality and sign the bill.”

In March, CWALAC filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV against the University of Pennsylvania for its discrimination against women.  

CWALAC is leading the charge to save women’s sports.


Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at