U.S. House votes to end ‘woke insanity’ that is overtaking women’s sports

April 20, 2023, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the U.S. House of Representatives for passing “The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023,” H.R. 734:

“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to protect women’s sports by denying biological men from ‘competing’ in them.  The federal government has sought to create an even playing field for men and women in collegiate sports through enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  Today, female collegiate athletes receive close to half of the college athletic scholarships and formerly non-existent women’s athletic programs are beginning to thrive – see the NCAA women’s basketball final which dominated sports talk while the men’s champion was largely ignored.

“The House passage of H.R. 7344, the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, is a step ahead in the effort to restore some level of sanity in our nation’s athletic systems.  Only the most deluded would claim that there are not inherent biological differences between men and women.  In fact, at one point at the height of the best women’s tennis player in history’s career, Serena Williams, she unequivocally made this point.

“Appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman, Williams said, ‘Actually it’s funny, because Andy Murray, he’s been joking about myself and him playing a match. I’m like, ‘Andy, seriously, are you kidding me?’ For me, men’s tennis and women’s tennis are completely, almost, two separate sports.’

“The tennis all-time great continued, “If I were to play Andy Murray, I would lose 6-0, 6-0 in five to six minutes, maybe 10 minutes. No, it’s true. It’s a completely different sport. The men are a lot faster and they serve harder, they hit harder, it’s just a different game.”

“Women’s sports have made incredible leaps over the past fifty years, there is no excuse to destroy them on the altar of woke insanity.”


“Video: PASS The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023,” Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ehUNkY_JFI

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