Earlier this week, on National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Congressman Greg Steube (R-FL) reintroduced the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, saying it is about protecting the Title IX rights of female athletes.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christiana Kiefer applauds the measure.
"Increasingly across the country, we're seeing women and girls lose out on podium spots and athletic opportunities, potential scholarship opportunities because activists and even the federal government [are] advocating for males to be able to compete in women's sports," Kiefer laments. "That's wrong. It's bad news for women and girls, and so that's why we're delighted that Representative Steube has introduced this bill into Congress."
Other groups that support Steube's legislation include Independent Women's Law Center, Concerned Women for America, American Principles Project, and Women's Liberation Front.
"The other side will commonly argue that these biological males are girls and therefore should be allowed to compete in the girls' category, and that's simply false," Kiefer asserts. "Our biological sex is written on every cell in our body, and it's something to be celebrated, and it's something that should be protected."
Males, she points out, simply have biological differences from females that give them an advantage in sports. On average, they are inherently bigger, faster, and stronger than their female counterparts. They have larger hearts, greater lung capacity, stronger bones, and greater "explosive power" over comparably fit and trained female athletes. In fact, science shows that males have anywhere from a 10%-50% performance advantage over females.
"If we want a future where girls can be on the podium and showcase their athletic talents, we have to protect the integrity of women's sports," the attorney maintains.