For Immediate Release
June 7, 2022
Contact: Katie Everett, Press Secretary
Fairness in Women’s Sports Act Enacted Today
Washington, D.C. – Today, Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards allowed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (SB 44) to go into law. This law had bipartisan support in both chambers of the legislature including 50% of Senate Democrats. It bans biological boys identifying as girls from participating in girls’ sports at the K-12 and college levels.
Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana worked with the state legislators on both sides of the aisle to protect female athletes and provide safeguards for their accomplishments and not allow biological males to take their trophies and crush their records and potential scholarships.
“Now girls and women in Louisiana will have the chance to compete fairly in sports,” Louisiana State Director Laura Huber. “We are grateful for the legislators who truly want to protect young women and see the importance of keeping men out of women’s sports.”
In March, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education under Title IX against the University of Pennsylvania for its discrimination against women by allowing Lia Thomas, a male swimmer, to compete on its swimming team. This follows two other complaints filed by CWA.
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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 ConcernedWomen.org