Title IX is the federal civil rights law that has protected women from sex discrimination in educational programs, including sports, for nearly 50 years. Female athletes today are facing the injustice of allowing transgender male athletes to participate in sports designated for women and girls.  We encourage you to educate yourself on the threats to erase women’s sports and join CWA in taking action to stand with female athletes.


Help us defeat the deceptive “Equality Act” (H.R. 5) which would force female athletes to compete against biological males identifying as girls! The House has passed this extreme bill.  Click HERE to ask your US. Senators to vote NO!

CWA received this letter from a 17-year old high school female wrestler from Iowa to help others understand the harms of the Equality Act.

Summer Olympics 2021

This is a crucial time in women’s sports. The 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan will include the first openly transgender athlete in Olympic competition. Laurel Hubbard, a biological male from New Zealand, will compete in women’s weightlifting at the age of 43, after declaring a gender transition at the age of 35.  See what CWA has to say in this NTD News feature.

Last year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) postponed any action to change its transgender participation guidelines until after the Tokyo Olympics are completed.  CWA joined an international coalition of over 40 organizations petitioning the IOC against allowing biological male athletes to compete in the women’s category.

Click here to learn more about CWA’s partnership with Save Women’s Sports who has galvanized women’s organizations from around the world to petition the IOC to change its policy and prevent female athletes from competing against biological males.

Action Center: Save Women's Sports

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that would allow students to play on sports teams based on their “gender identity,” not their biological sex. This means any male athlete could compete in sports for women or girls.

CWA is working tirelessly to protect women’s rights as athletes. The “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act” will ensure that women’s sports are based on biological sex under Title IX.  Under this legislation, it is a civil rights violation for schools receiving federal financial assistance to allow males, identifying as girls, to participate in all-female sports programs and activities.

Rep. Greg Steube (R-Florida) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) have introduced the “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act” (H.R. 426, S. 251). CWA Legislative Action Committee sent this letter of endorsement in support.

Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act.

Latest Headlines

A Nightmare Scenario for Women’s Olympic Dreams

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By Morgan Schlesselman, CWA Government Relations Intern For the first time, a transgender athlete will compete in the Olympics. Laurel Hubbard, a biological male from New Zealand, will compete in…

No Celebration: Nearly 50 Years of Title IX Equality for Women at Risk

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By Morgan Schlesselman, CWA Government Relations Intern June 23, 2021, marks the 49th anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which states that…

Olympics 2021: An Unfair Playing Field

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For the first time ever, a transgender athlete has qualified for an Olympic team. Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand was selected for their national team on Monday and will compete…

Press Release:  Education Department Throws the Civil Rights of Women Under the Bus

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2021 Contact: Jacklyn Washington 202-748-3501, jwashington@cwfa.org  Education Department Redefines Sex to Throw the Civil Rights of Women Under the Bus A sham and a shame….

State Legislation

The map below indicates states where legislatures have passed legislation or have proposed legislation this year to protect women’s sports from the transgender agenda.

Map Legend:
Yellow – States with proposed legislation. Click on the state for legislation information.
Fuchsia – States where a bill is moving through the legislature and has passed one or more chambers.
Green – States where the legislation was passed and signed into law.
Red – States where legislation was passed by the legislature but vetoed by the governor.

Multimedia

Podcast
One of Biden’s first acts in office was signing an Executive Order that sets back nearly 50 years of Title IX protections for women. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is challenging the administration and seeking to level the playing field for young girls in sports. She joins Penny Nance on this episode of Concerned Women Today.

Listen to the podcast.

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.

Listen to the podcast.

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.

Watch the presentation.

 

 

 

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

Podcast: Problematic Women

Concerned Women for America’s victory in a civil rights complaint against Franklin Pierce University in women’s sports is making headlines.  Doreen Denny, CWA Vice President of Government Relations, joins Daily Signal’s  Problematic Women podcast to discuss the outcome and progress in our efforts to restore fairness in female athletics.

Access the podcast here.

Webinar: The Future of Female Sports: Title IX

CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, appeared on Save Women’s Sports webinar to discuss Title IX and the future of women’s sports in America including the need for passage of the  Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2020. Listen to the entire show and hear Doreen Beginning at 35:30.

Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

October 21, 2020
CWA’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins to discuss Franklin Pierce University rescinding a transgender sports policy.

Listen to the Entire Show Here and Hear Doreen Beginning at 27:21.

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