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For Immediate Release
July 11, 2024

Contact:  CWA Communications Team

Title IX Rule Debate in Congress

Coalition of women’s groups demands protection for female athletes and safe spaces.

Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, joined a coalition of women’s groups urging Congress to step in to prevent the Biden Administration’s pending Title IX Rule to go into effect in August. President Biden’s revision of Title IX  removes federal protections that have safeguarded women’s rights and enabled female students to excel in education and sports for more than 52 years.

The new rule would redefine the meaning of “sex” with a vague, undefined, subjective category of “gender identity,” stripping women and girls of vital protections based on sex under civil rights law.  

Signed by its 12 member organizations from across the political spectrum, including prominent and decorated female athletes, the Our Bodies, Our Sports coalition sent letters to Members of Congress and the Biden Administration demanding “the war on women be stopped, the illegal Title IX rewrite be reversed, and women’s sports be protected for women only. American women and girls deserve no less,” the letter states.

Members of Congress can reverse the Title IX rule and restore its protections on the basis of sex through a bicameral Congressional Review Act resolution (S.J. Res. 96 and H.J. Res. 165) introduced by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi) and Rep. Mary Miller (R-Illinois). Speaker Mike Johnson announced that the U.S. House is expected to vote on this legislation this week.

Under President Joe Biden’s radical rewrite of Title IX, female students will no longer have federal protection against sex discrimination in educational activities, including athletics. Biden’s rule rejects that “sex” is defined as biologically male and female. Women and girls lose their rights to equality of opportunity because males self-identifying as women are given new rights to take their place, use their bathrooms and locker rooms, and play on their sports teams.  

“Shame on Joe Biden and all those feminists around him who claim to care about women’s rights! He has just abolished more than 50 years of female opportunity and achievement,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC. “Biden’s regressive rule erases our status as women and the protections that should go with it, disproportionately harming biological women and girls for the new ‘heroes’ of the day, men who claim to be women.”  

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