February 4, 2022

South Dakota Becomes 10th State to Save Girls’ Sports

There is more to be done in South Dakota and around the nation

Yesterday, South Dakota became the 10th state to pass a law to Save Girls’ Sports. The law protects athletes from kindergarten through college.

The following statement may be attributed to Meridian Baldacci, spokesperson for Family Policy Alliance:

“Every girl deserves to know that she can compete on a level playing field in sports. Thanks to the courage and persistence of South Dakota lawmakers and our friends at Family Heritage Alliance, female student athletes in South Dakota now have that protection at all levels of competition.”

Today, 1 in 5 states have laws ensuring that girls’ sports are just for girls—up from zero states just two years ago. But more should follow suit. Girls in every state deserve the chance at fair competition, rather than the knowledge that the competition could be over before it begins.

Baldacci added:

“There is more that can be done to counter radical gender policies and protect families. South Dakota and states around the nation should address the heart of the problem by protecting minors from dangerous transgender interventions. Young people who are hurting and feel they were born in the wrong body need meaningful help—not the harm of hormones and surgeries.”

Media Contact:

Robert Noland, (719) 308-2822, Media@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com


Family Policy Alliance advances biblical citizenship and promotes public policy that protects religious freedom, families, and life.

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