Commonwealth Policy Center

The Federal Save Women’s Sports Act has been introduced by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Most notable is that she’s a Democratic and most in her party are opposed. The bill prohibits public schools from allowing biological boys to compete in girl’s sports. Gabbard said, “It is critical…to ensure women and girls in sports have the opportunity to compete and excel on a level playing field.” State Sen. Robby Mills will introduce a similar bill in the upcoming Kentucky General Assembly session. It should be obvious that girls are at a disadvantage when they compete against physically stronger boys. Scholarships are at stake. But so is the idea of fairness. We shouldn’t need a bill to explain this, but if women’s sports are to be preserved, there needs to be a law to protect it.