WASHINGTON, D.C. — At its summer meeting, the Republican National Committee (RNC) adopted a resolution recognizing being equal under the law does not mean being identical. Using language drawn from Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) Women’s Bill of Rights, the resolution recognized the reality of biological difference and the consequential protections needed to preserve fairness and safety. 

In March of this year, IWV, Independent Women’s Law Center (IWLC), and Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) released the Women’s Bill of Rights (WBOR) to codify the common definitions of ‘woman,’ ‘girl,’ and ‘mother.’ WBOR would ensure that our country’s laws recognize there are legitimate reasons to distinguish between the sexes with respect to athletics, prisons or other detention facilities, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, locker rooms, restrooms, and other areas where biology, safety, and/or privacy are implicated.

Congress has since introduced H. Res. 1136, sponsored by Rep. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) and co-sponsored by 28 House members, and S. Res. 644, sponsored by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and co-sponsored by two Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX). 

Heather R. Higgins, CEO of Independent Women’s Voice, said, “Independent Women’s Voice is excited to have the RNC’s support for our Women’s Bill of Rights. Radical gender ideologues want to remove sex and replace it with gender and redefine womanhood as a subjective state unrelated to biology — erasing women as a biologically-distinct cateogry. This is the real fight for women. We know what a woman is, and we are glad that the RNC does too. Come November, we hope Americans take note of which candidates are committed to the Women’s Bill of Rights and willing to stand up for science, for truth, and for common sense — and which aren’t.”

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