UPDATE: Will Indiana Protect ALL Girls’ Sports?

February 8

Dear Friends,

We recently asked for your help to save girls’ sports in Indiana. At stake was HB 1041 – legislation which originally protected girls of ALL ages from unfair competition, but later was amended to omit collegiate female athletes.

The legislation is now awaiting consideration in the Senate despite this glaring omission. That means there is more work to do.

Very soon, HB 1041 will be heard in the Indiana Senate Committee on Education and Career Development. We need your help to convince committee members to fix the bill so that it protects all girls’ sports – from elementary age through college.

In recent weeks, we have seen the stories about an Ivy League man dominating women’s swimming events. He has illegitimately broken women’s records and taken the place of deserving women on the winners’ platform. According to some reports, parents are now concerned for their daughters’ sports scholarships and educational opportunities. It is a travesty and one which we need to prevent from happening in Indiana.

We are asking you to send a message to the members of this committee today urging that HB 1041 be amended to ensure women’s rights are protected and that Hoosier female collegiate athletes will not have to compete against men. Discrimination against girls in the name of social activism has no place in Indiana.

Let’s ensure the playing field is level for ALL girls’ sports. Send a message to the Senate Education Committee members  today requesting an amendment to HB 1041 to protect women in college sports – it only takes a moment in our Action Center.

Now is the time to speak up to support all Hoosier girls.


John Paulton
Vice President of State Alliances


P.S. For further updates, be sure to connect with our friends and allies at Indiana Family Institute. They are in the halls of the state capitol working on your behalf!