For Immediate Release
April 13, 2023
Biden’s Title IX Rule is the New War on Women’s Equality
Males declaring ‘womanhood’ have the upper hand in civil rights claims under new proposal
Washington, D.C. – Today, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, blasted the Biden Administration’s new Title IX athletics rule which was officially published in the Federal Register with a 30-day period for public comment. Under this proposed Rule, federal protections that have safeguarded women’s rights in sports for more than 50 years providing female athletes equal opportunity on the basis of sex, have been radically rewritten to effectively ban sex as the basis for a school’s sports teams. Instead, the vague, undefined, subjective category of “gender identity” would be the standard for participation on male and female teams, thus stripping women of vital protections under civil rights law.
Under President Joe Biden’s proposed Rule, female athletes will no longer have federal protection against sex discrimination in the women’s category of sport. From elementary through middle school, teams designated for girls only are essentially banned. For policies at the high school and college levels, female athletes will have to prove they are at an unfair disadvantage to keep any trans-identifying male off the team and out of their locker rooms.
“This decision has nothing to do with fairness and everything to do with pleasing a very small fringe minority of individuals,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC. “The same people who claim to be champions of women’s rights and equality are the same people taking those very rights and protections away from women.
“Forcing a new interpretation of sex under Title IX is a direct threat to every woman and girl in America. This Rule erases our status as women and the protections that should go with it dispro-portionately harming biological women and girls for the new heroes of the day, men who claim to be women. Female students are being assaulted in school restrooms; female athletes are forced to surrender their privacy and have their trophies and scholarships stolen in their own sports.”
Title IX was established in 1972 to provide equal opportunity for female students and athletes denied the same benefits as their male peers on the basis of our natural biological sex.
“Men are the new women,” said Doreen Denny, CWALAC Senior Advisor. “Transgender identity is the new sex. Males like Lia Thomas declaring ‘womanhood’ have the upper hand in civil rights claims under this Biden proposal. A man’s feminine feelings and desire for sports participation are prioritized over any psychological turmoil foisted on female athletes suffering the injustice and disadvantage in sports which keeps female athletes off the playing field and faced with sexual intimidation in the locker room.”
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.