Title IX is the federal civil rights law that protects women from sex discrimination in educational programs, including sports. June 23, 2020, marked the 48th Anniversary of Title IX. As the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, Concerned Women for America applauds the hard fight for women in achieving a fair playing field—their own sports divisions, scholarships, elite athletic opportunities, facility access, and more.

Over the last year, Concerned Women for America has been very active in working to protect women and girls from the injustice of allowing male athletes identifying as women or girls to participate in female sports. We encourage you to educate yourself on the threats to erase women’s sports by checking out the great resources below.

Sign the Petition!

This is a crucial time in women’s sports. The 2020 Olympic games have been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and this gives them valued time to examine transgender participation guidelines.

Click to read and sign the petition.

Read and have your name added to the petition to the International Olympic Committee to keep males out of women’s Olympic sports. We will submit your name on behalf of CWA.  Our thanks to Save Women’s Sports for their leadership in launching the petition.

Stand With Female Athletes!

Concerned Women for America has taken a stand to protect women’s rights as athletes in its support of the  Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2020, which preserves women’s sports based on biological sex under Title IX. This legislation secures women’s and girls’ right to fairly compete in athletics. Under this bill it is a civil rights violation for schools receiving federal financial assistance to allow males, identifying as girls, to compete in all-female sports programs and activities. Rep. Greg Steube (R-Florida) sponsored this bill in the House (H.R. 5702) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Georgia) in the Senate (S. 4649). CWA in partnership with other prominent women’s organizations sent coalition letters of endorsement to the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in support of this legislation.

Please join CWA in this effort. Click the action button below to email or tweet a message asking your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative to cosponsor the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2020.

Latest News

It’s Official! Bostock Does Not Overrule Biology under Title IX

The U.S.  Department of Education (ED) has heard Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) plea to stand strong in defense of fairness and equity for female student-athletes by asserting that the Supreme Court decision in Bostock does not overrule biological sex under Title IX!  On September 1, 2020, CWA received a landmark response to a letter sent to Secretary Betsy DeVos urging her “to take proactive measures to ensure consistency, equality, and fair play in every athletics department in every educational institution across the country.”

Read the entire article.

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Podcast
Doreen Denny, Concerned Women for America’s Vice President of Government Relations talks with Beth Stelzer, the founder of Save Women’s Sports. Beth is a powerlifter and she shares with us her unique personal story about transgender athlete participation in her sport. Through Save Women’s Sports, Beth is helping to preserve biology-based eligibility standards for participation in female sports.

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Panel Discussion: Is it Fair Play?  Women’s Athletics in the Age of Gender Identity

Doreen Denny participated on the panel “Is it Fair Play?  Women’s Athletics in the Age of Gender Identityhosted by The Heritage Foundation last year (4-8-2019) with Beth Stelzer, Save Women’s Sports, and others. Watch the full panel discussion below. Read Doreen Denny’s remarks here.

 

Doreen Denny discusses the threat to girl’s sports on The Ingraham Angle.

Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

July 30, 2020
CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins to discuss Title IX in a post-Bostock age, CWA’s work to protect Title IX, and CWA’s letter to the NCAA Board of Governors.

Listen to the Entire Show Here and Hear Doreen Beginning at 37:15

May 29, 2020
CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins to discuss the recent Department of Education ruling that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s (CIAC) policy allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports violates Title IX. She was featured along with Christiana Holcomb, Legal Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom.

Listen to the Entire Show Here and Hear Doreen Beginning at 36:30

State Legislation

The map below indicates states where legislatures proposed legislation in the 2019-2020 session to protect women’s sports from the transgender agenda.

Map Legend:
Yellow – states that proposed legislation
Green – states where the legislation was passed and signed into law
Red – federal legislation introduced: The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2020 (H.R. 5702)