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

States Act to Protect Women's Sports

The map below indicates how state lawmakers are standing up for female athletes and acting to protect sports for women and girls on the basis of sex.  

Map Legend:

  • Green – Legislation passed and signed into law.
  • Dark Green – Legislation passed, vetoed, and veto overridden.
  • Light Green – State acted through state board of education or athletic association.
  • Red – Legislation passed, vetoed by governor, and veto not overridden.

It’s National Girls & Women in Sports Day, 2024

We Won't Back Down Rally - January 2024, Phoenix

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!