Commonwealth Policy Center

The Save Women’s Sports Act passed the Kentucky House education committee on Tuesday. The bill keeps boys who identify as girls off of girls’ sports teams. The bill, in essence, preserves women’s sports. Opponents like State Rep. Attica Scott of Louisville say that the bill writes discrimination in the Kentucky law. But is that true? There’s a college swimmer by the name of Lia Thompson who once swam on the men’s team. He ranked 462 in the nation. He now identifies as a woman and is ranked number one. So to answer Rep. Scott’s objection, the answer is yes, it does discriminate against biological men who want to compete in women’s sports. Altogether, ten states have passed laws to preserve women’s sports. Kentucky may very well be the next.