April 8, 2019 Fair Play? Women's Athletics in the Age of Gender Identity
Monday, Apr 8, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Heritage Foundation
Title IX was created in order to ensure that women had access to equal opportunities as men, including in sports. Now that legacy is threatened. New gender identity policies, which allow biological males who self-identify as women to compete against biological females, put women at a disadvantage. These policies can cost female athletes the titles, records, and scholarships that are rightfully theirs and even lead to serious sports-related injuries. Now, these policies could be imposed nationwide should lawmakers pass the Equality Act, a bill that would elevate “gender identity” as a protected class under federal anti-discrimination law.
A fair playing field must acknowledge the enduring biological differences between males and females. Gender identity policies ignore this fact and so erase the unique talents and achievements of girls and women.
Please join us for a conversation on this important topic.
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