48th Anniversary of Title IX – June 23, 2020

Title IX is the federal civil rights law that protects women from sex discrimination in educational programs, including sports. 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.

CWA Resources

Stand With Female Athletes!

Concerned Women for America has taken a stand to protect women’s rights as athletes in its support of H.R 5702, Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2020, which protects Title IX. This legislation secures women’s and girls’ right to fairly compete in athletics. Under H.R. 5702, it is a federal violation for males, identifying as females, to compete in government funded, sponsored, and facilitated all-female sports. Rep. Greg Steube (R-Florida) sponsored this bill, which to date has only 15 co-sponsors. CWA in partnership with other prominent women’s organizations has sent a coalition letter to the House of Representatives urging support for this legislation.

Please join CWA in this effort. Click the action button below to email or tweet a message asking your U.S. Representative to cosponsor H.R. 5702 to protect and uphold Title IX and women’s sports.


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.


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

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)