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VICTORY! Fairness in Girls Sports Bill Passes

By March 9, 2021South Dakota
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HB1217, a bill that levels the playing field for female athletes, passed in the Senate Monday, March 8, with a vote of 20-15. Gov. Kristi Noem has indicated she is excited to sign HB1217.

Read Rapid City Journal article on the passing of the bill.


  1. Contact your senator if he or she voted YES on HB1217 and express your appreciation for his or her support of the “Fairness in Girls Sports Act.” Send an email message here. If you do not know who your senator is, click here.
  2. Contact Gov. Kristi Noem (Republican) to express your appreciation for her support of the bill and to encourage her to sign the bill soon. Please contact her here.
  3. If you are a member of CWA of South Dakota, be sure to let the Governor and your senator know.
  4. Forward this information to friends and family.

Questions? Do not hesitate to call me at (605) 380-6914.

About the Fairness in Girls Sports Bill
Fair competition and equality in women’s sports are being threatened, and this legislation will combat that. Individual male born athletes should not be eligible to participate on an athletic team that is exclusively for females.

Many biological girls train and work hard to excel in their chosen sport with the goal of a college scholarship. When a biological boy who thinks he’s a girl is allowed to compete with the biological girls because of his natural endurance and strength, he steals the prize. We must ensure fairness in women’s sports.

Read Concerned Women for America’s Protecting Women’s Sports CWA Fact Sheet for additional information and talking points on this issue.

“So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God, He created him; male and female He created them.” – Genesis 1:27

Linda Schauer
State Director