Along with our friends at Center for Arizona Policy, we have a request for your urgent help.
Senate Bill 1165, a bill to protect girls sports in Arizona, has been sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature! The bill protects female athletes from having to compete against biologically male athletes.
We need your voice asking Gov. Ducey to sign it into law!
SB 1165 protects opportunities for women and girls in athletics by ensuring them a level playing field. Ignoring biological realities hurts girls and women who should not be forced to compete against men playing on women’s sports teams. This bill prohibits biological boys and men from playing on girls’ and women’s scholastic sports teams.
Women fought long and hard to earn equal athletic opportunities. Allowing boys to compete in girls’ sports reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women and girls.
Let’s ensure the playing field is level for girls’ sports! Discrimination against girls in the name of social expediency has no place in Arizona. Please contact Governor Ducey today and ask him to please sign SB 1165 into law!
Governor Doug Ducey
Phone: (602) 542-4331 (Press 4 to leave a message)
Now is the time to speak up to protect girls’ sports in Arizona!
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy
We have an urgent request for your help.
Along with our friends at Center for Arizona Policy, we are calling your attention to a very concerning bill in your state and asking you to urge your legislators to oppose it. The Arizona House is considering H.B. 2802, a bill that undermines the rights of religious believers, licensed counselors, and small business owners.
H.B. 2802 would ban so-called “conversion therapy” and mandate counselors adopt an “affirmative care” approach towards minors struggling with sexuality-related issues. The bill seeks to silence professional speech by licensed counselors and compel them to provide a specific type of treatment that violates the consciences of some therapists and even some of their patients. This is a First Amendment violation, but worse than that, it harms children struggling with gender dysphoria or unwanted same-sex attraction by denying them the true help they need from professional counseling.
Beyond that, this bill also adds “gender identity” and “sexual identity” to Arizona’s current nondiscrimination law. Civil rights laws like these are meant to protect people and organizations like small businesses from unjust discrimination, but H.B. 2802 does the exact opposite by turning Arizona’s civil rights laws into a sword to punish people or organizations who hold a historic understanding of marriage and sexuality.
We need your help to prevent this.
Together with our friends at Center for Arizona Policy, you can help ensure that Arizona law helps, not harms, children by preserving their access to the healthcare they need, and that the rights of professional counselors and all Arizona citizens are protected.
P.S. For further updates, be sure to connect with our friends and allies at the Center for Arizona Policy. They are in the halls of the state capitol working on your behalf!