May 14, 2019
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Equality Act Endangers Sex-Segregated Sports and Safe Women-Only Places
Washington, DC – Carrie Lukas, vice president at Independent Women’s Voice, issued the following statement regarding the Equality Act:
“The Equality Act will come with devastating unintended consequences for women. Women should have a right to separate spaces from biological males when necessary, but the Equality Act endangers sex-segregated sports as well as safe women-only places like shelters for women and children fleeing abusive and dangerous situations.
“While we can all agree that each person, regardless of sex or gender identity, deserves dignity and respect, we must take care to balance the interests of transgender individuals and biological women. In most cases, reasonable accommodations can be made for the former group without harming the latter group. The unnecessary and counterproductive Equality Act goes too far.”
In opposition to the bill, Independent Women's Voice joined Concerned Women for America LAC, Women’s Liberation Front, Save Women’s Sports, Hands Across the Aisle Coalition for Women, and many more united in sending a clear message to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the Equality Act goes too far and will negatively affect women and girls.
Independent Women’s Voice fights for women and their loved ones by effectively expanding support among women, independents, and millennials for policy solutions that aren’t just well-intended, but actually enhance people’s freedom, choices, and opportunities.