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Senators Introduce Resolution to Establish ‘American Girls in Sports Day’

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Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Katie Britt (R-Ala.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), alongside 20 Senate Republican colleagues, recently introduced a resolution to designate October 10 as ‘American Girls in Sports Day.’ The resolution seeks to celebrate and protect the achievements of girls and women in sports while also addressing concerns about Title IX under the current administration.

The resolution emphasizes the significance of Title IX in safeguarding opportunities for biological women in sports. It asserts that Title IX protections are being compromised by the Biden Administration and calls on sports-governing bodies both in the United States and internationally to ensure the rights of biological women and girls in sports are upheld.

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“I am proud to celebrate and protect women’s sports not just for my own daughter, but for girls and women all across our nation,” Senator Britt stated. “When I watch her compete, I’m grateful she has the opportunity to learn, grow, and strive for success in a safe and fair environment. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration is now putting that opportunity at risk for generations of girls and young women to come. I will continue to fight back against President Biden’s assault on Title IX.”

Senator Blackburn echoed these sentiments, highlighting the historical importance of Title IX. “For nearly 50 years, Title IX has represented an American commitment to provide women with equal opportunities in educational programs and activities. Today, the Biden Administration is intent on erasing the contributions made by women and changing the world of athletics as we know it. Now more than ever, it’s important to celebrate girls and women in sports, and I’m glad to champion this resolution in their honor,” she said.

The resolution has garnered support from several other senators, including Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.Dak.), Roger Marshall (R-Kans.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Deb Fischer (R-Nebr.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Pete Ricketts (R-Nebr.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah).

Endorsements for the resolution come from a variety of organizations and individuals, including Riley Gaines, Caitlyn Jenner, Sage Steele, Concerned Women for America, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Family Policy Alliance, Alliance Defending Freedom, and Parents Defending Education Action.

Senator Britt has been actively involved in efforts to preserve Title IX protections. In March, she participated in a roundtable discussion with Senators Tuberville, Lummis, and Hyde-Smith, and former ESPN broadcaster Sage Steele, to discuss the importance of Title IX in women’s sports. Britt also recently questioned Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona regarding the Administration’s Title IX rulemakings and cosponsored Senator Hyde-Smith’s resolution to establish a Women’s Bill of Rights.

Additionally, Senator Britt is a cosponsor of a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senator Laphonza Butler (R-Calif.) to recognize February 7 as “National Girls & Women in Sports Day,” which celebrates the achievements of female athletes and highlights their contributions to sports and communities.

 

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