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 male athletes identifying as women 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.

Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX
June 23, 2022
Our Bodies Our Sports Rally

Title IX Roundtable with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

CWA Files Civil Rights Complaint Against UPenn

A biologically male athlete at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is smashing NCAA women’s swimming records. Will Thomas competed on the men’s team for three years and is now competing as Lia Thomas on the women’s team for his senior year. Penn press releases are boasting of the wins despite shamefully displacing the true women record holders in their history books. Cases like this are jeopardizing the hopes and dreams of female athletes nationwide.

Courageous female teammates are speaking out to expose the injustice. “Pretty much everyone individually has spoken to our coaches about not liking this. Our coach just really likes winning. He’s like most coaches. I think secretly everyone just knows it’s the wrong thing to do,” one shared during an interview with Outkick. Her plea cannot go unanswered.

2022 will mark the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, a prohibition on sex-based discrimination in any school or education program that receives federal funding. The Biden Administration’s reckless reinterpretation of the law to include sexual orientation and gender identity leaves Penn women swimmers and female athletes across the country sidelined, forced to celebrate a biological male teammate stealing their opportunities in women’s sports.

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is on the frontline of the fight to protect our status as women and the rights of female athletes to fair competition. We urge you to join us!


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

Map Legend:

  • 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.
  • o Light Green – State law cedes authority to athletic association regarding sex-based participation. Georgia High School Association passed a policy requiring sports participation based on birth sex.
  • Red – States where the bill passed both chambers and was vetoed by the governor.


Young Women for America Leaders Speak Out on Girls’ Sports


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.


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 Identity” hosted 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 girls' 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.

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

Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

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