Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) just kicked off Save Girls’ Sports Week early!
We told you yesterday that Save Girls’ Sports Week started on Monday – but we could not have anticipated the incredible good news we’re about to share – so we’re asking you to take action now by posting on your social media accounts with #SaveGirlsSports.
Late yesterday, the DOJ filed a brief in support of the Idaho law protecting girls’ sports we’ve been talking so much about.
The federal agency argued that Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act complies with the U.S. Constitution. Why? Because, in the words of U.S. Attorney General Barr (who gave a statement about the brief), “Allowing biological males to compete in all-female sports is fundamentally unfair to female athletes.”
We could not agree more.
Males have certain physiological advantages over women that are the entire reason we have separate girls’ sports divisions in the first place.
The DOJ’s very public recognition of this fact could not be timelier. We are at a cultural moment in this debate. Just in the last few weeks:
- The Idaho Attorney General chose to defend the Idaho law
- The U.S. Department of Education ruled that a Connecticut policy allowing males in female sports violated federal law
- Author J.K. Rowling came under fire for recognizing the reality of biological sex
- The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that essentially redefined “sex” in an employment statute – making it urgently important to protect girls’ sports
- Then today, the DOJ filed its brief in defense of the Idaho law
This is a moment that cannot wait – we must rally in support of female athletes now, when the momentum is greater than it’s ever been. Here’s what you can do now.
Please post on your social media account now using #SaveGirlsSports. Consider tagging a friend who may be interested. If you are or were a female athlete, we encourage you to share a picture or story about why it’s so important to keep girls’ sports just for girls. Not a female athlete? Please post in support of female athletes and in support of fairness. Just remember to use #SaveGirlsSports.
You can also change your Facebook profile picture to support the campaign. Add the frame to your profile picture in just three steps: Go to your profile on the Facebook app and tap “Update” on your profile picture. Then tap “Add Frame” and search for “#SaveGirlsSports”.
Don’t have social media? Already posted and want to do more? Please sign our petition to state lawmakers asking them to support laws like Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. Idaho may be the first state to Save Girls’ Sports, but it can’t be the last. Then, FORWARD this email to anyone who may want to participate in this campaign, and check out the Save Girls’ Sports webpage to find out more.
Don’t know what to post? Here are a couple ideas to get you started:
The ACLU once championed girls’ sports – now they want to turn boys into girls’ sports champions and relegate girls to spectators in their own sports. Our girls deserve better. Help us #SaveGirlsSports today!
I’m proud to be a female athlete. In girls’ sports, I enjoy competing against other women in a fair environment. The ACLU is suing to let boys play in female athletics – and that isn’t fair. Letting boys play in girls’ sports means less opportunities for girls – in their own contests. #SaveGirlsSports
Thank you to the DOJ for this welcome announcement. #SaveGirlsSports Week has begun!
Policy and Communications Strategist