Back in February, I wrote to you about HB 3477, a good bill that would not allow women and girls to be forced to compete against men identifying as women on women’s sports teams. The bill has been languishing in the State House of Representatives. Fortunately, the State Senate is bringing forward S531, and the bill will be heard in committee this Thursday, May 6, at 9:00 a.m.
This legislation would prohibit biological men from competing on women’s scholastic sports teams and would ensure that female athletes will continue to be afforded the opportunity to compete on a level playing field. When boys compete in girls’ sports, equal opportunity is destroyed. Title IX closed the gap when it became federal law in 1972 and established that women and girls have equal opportunities. This includes education and athletics.
Concerned Women for America (CWA) of South Carolina strongly supports S531, and we urge you to act today in support of the bill.
Please Take Action!
#1. Contact the members of the Senate Education Subcommittee listed below and ask them to vote YES on S531. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of South Carolina, be sure to let them know.
- Chairman Sen. Richard Cash (R-District 3): E-mail | 803-212-6124
- Darrell Jackson (D- District 21): E-mail | 803-212-6048
- Rex Rice (R-District 2): E-mail | 803-212-6116
- Scott Talley (R-District 12): E-mail | 803-212-6048
- John L. Scott, Jr. (D-District 19): E-mail | 803-786-2373
#2. Please forward this e-mail to like-minded friends and family. Encourage them to pray and take action on this important legislation.
Keep this issue in prayer. Pray that the Senate Education Subcommittee sees the importance of this legislation and that God would give them wisdom and discernment. Pray for them by name as you contact them.
For more information on this issue, read CWA’s Protecting Women’s Sports CWA Fact Sheet.
God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action.