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Policy Issue:

Title IX and Women’s Sports

In the realm of athletics, biological sex differences matter. Women have fought long and hard for equal athletic opportunities. Ignoring the physiological differences between male-bodied athletes and female-bodied athletes will inevitably erode some of those gains.


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HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING

In 1972, Congress passed Title IX to expand opportunities for women and girls in education. Since then, America has witnessed an explosion of women’s high school and college sports. The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Bostock v. Clayton County, threatens that progress, and puts women’s sports in jeopardy.

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

If applied to Title IX, Bostock could require (not just allow) schools to let male athletes play on female teams and against female athletes. For team sports, the result will be fewer roster spots for women and girls. And, in head-to-head competitions, the result will be fewer titles and championships for female athletes.

How Do I Talk About This Issue?

The Threat To Women’s Sports

Across the country, increasing numbers of male-bodied athletes are seeking to compete on women’s sports teams.

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