Miss. fighting for fairness for female athletes

Monday, March 1, 2021
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

women's track startA deadline is approaching for a bill in Mississippi that will bar biological males from participating in female sports.

In a recent media call hosted by Independent Women's Forum (IWF), Senator Angela Hill (R-District 40) explained that the state Senate approved the "Mississippi Fairness Act" by a vote of 34 to 9, with 21 co-sponsors.

"We're looking at a March 2nd deadline to get the bill out of the House committee," Sen. Hill relayed. "Speaker Philip Gunn (R-District 56) can move this bill along and send a strong message that women athletes matter in the state of Mississippi."

Senator Hill, a former science teacher, first introduced the bill in 2020 amid concerns that Connecticut was harming female athletes by forcing them to compete with biological males.

Hill

"Allowing biological males to compete in girl-only sports destroys fair competition and women's athletic opportunities," said Hill. "Girls should not be spectators in their own sports."

Similar comments have been made by Kelsey Bolar, senior policy analyst for IWF, as well as attorney Christiana Holcomb of Alliance Defending Freedom, a law firm representing female athletes in Connecticut.

During a recent discussion on American Family Radio, Holcomb said "the whole point of Title IX" was to provide young athletes with a fair and level playing field. "That's what we're here to stand for and protect," Holcomb stressed.

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