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.

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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 designated for women or girls.

Concerned Women for America 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, securing the rights of women and girls to fairly compete in athletics.  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) has introduced the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act in the House (H.R. 426) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in the Senate (S. 251). CWA Legislative Action Committee sent a letter of endorsement in support.

Please join CWA in this effort! Click the action button below to email, tweet, or call your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative to urge them to cosponsor the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act.

Latest Headlines

Education Nominee Denies the Injustice Faced by Female Athletes

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By Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations As Education Nominee Denies the Injustice Faced by Female Athletes, “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act” Gains Support on Capitol…

Press Release: Women are Grieving as Biden Initiates Assault on Female Identity and the Sanctity of Human Life

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 Contact: Natalie Panettiere 202-266-4816, npanettiere@cwfa.org Women are Grieving as Biden Initiates Assault  on Female Identity and the Sanctity of Human Life Statement from Penny…

Bipartisan Duo in Congress Unites to Protect Women’s Sports

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Democrat Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Republican Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) have joined hands across the aisle to protect the rights of female athletes under Title IX, the federal law that ensures…

Title IX, Which Paved the Way for Women’s Sports, Now Threatens Its Gains

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Concerned Women for America’s Vice President of Government Relations, Doreen Denny, was interview by Verily magazine concerning Title IX and female athletics.  Read the entire article here.

CWA’s Victory in Transgender Sports Case a Win for Women’s Rights

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By Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations Concerned Women for America (CWA) just landed a significant victory protecting the rights of college female athletes under federal law. The U.S….

Press Release: University Forced to Rescind Transgender Sports Policy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2020 Contact: Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations (202) 420-1491, ddenny@cwfa.org  University Forced to Rescind Transgender Policy as Violation of Title IX after Biological Male wins NCAA…

Why Title IX and the Future of Female Sports are at Risk Today

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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…

Press Release: Senate Conservatives Stand with Female Student-Athletes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2020 Contact: Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations (202) 420-1491, ddenny@cwfa.org Senate Conservatives Stand with Female Student-Athletes to Protect Title IX from Bostock Fallout Washington, D.C. –…

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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.

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.

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.

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

Petitioning the IOC

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 here to learn more about our partnership with Save Women’s Sports who has galvanized women’s organizations from around the world to petition the International Olympic Committee to change its policy.

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.
Green – States where the legislation was passed and signed into law.