For Immediate Release
April 20, 2023
College Athlete Macy Petty to Join
Speaker McCarthy to Champion Women's Sports Bill
“Protection for Women and Girls in Sports Act” will ensure female sports are protected under Title IX and expose unfair treatment against male athletes “identifying” as female.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, April 20, Young Women for America (YWA) leader Macy Petty, an NCAA volleyball player and Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee will join Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, other female athletes, and Members of Congress in a press conference at 11:15 a.m. EDT at the House Elm Site to mark the important vote to pass the “Protection for Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023,” H.R. 734.
The bill will protect the integrity of women’s sports by not allowing males “identifying” as females to compete in their sports events.
“Sadly, I have had to play against a man identifying as a woman at a volleyball tournament where college recruiters were present,” says Macy Petty, a Young Women for America Ambassador. “The ball was slammed in our faces multiple times by this player. When women are forced to compete against biological males, it ultimately strips them from scholarship opportunities and playing time in a college setting – an issue that was supposed to have been settled 50 years ago with Title IX.
“Macy and many other young female athletes have lost their trophies and their dignity to men who think if they put on a dress, they can compete in sports that should be for females only,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee. We know men are bigger, stronger, and have much greater heart and lung capacity forcing female athletes to face sex discrimination in their own sports
“We are grateful to Speaker McCarthy, Rep. Greg Steube (R-Florida), and our great leaders in Congress who are going to make protecting women a priority.We are so proud of Macy and our other Young Women for America leaders and athletes for speaking out when they are subject to harassment and violence because they dare to challenge the radical trans activist agenda destroying equal opportunity for female athletes.”
Concerned Women for America has filed three discrimination complaints against colleges, including a civil rights complaint under Title IX against the University of Pennsylvania for allowing Lia Thomas, a biological male swimmer, to compete in the NCAA championships in female competition.
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.