FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2022
BREAKING: Oklahoma Governor Stitt Signs #SaveGirlsSports Law
Oklahoma is the 13th state with a law reserving school sports competitions for females
Today, Oklahoma Governor Stitt signed the state’s Save Women’s Sports bill into law, making Oklahoma the thirteenth state to ensure that female school sports competitions are reserved for females.
Meridian Baldacci, Spokesperson for Family Policy Alliance, said:
“It’s a good day for girls in Oklahoma. Female athletes should grow up with a level playing field, in life and in sports.
“As we have seen in recent weeks, when males are allowed to compete in female sports competitions, they can and do take championship titles and other elite opportunities that were meant for girls. But in Oklahoma, girls can know that they have a level playing field, and a fair shot at the opportunities meant just for them.
“We commend Governor Stitt and the Oklahoma legislature for their willingness to stand with female athletes in the Sooner state.”
In protecting female athletes, Oklahoma joins Idaho (the first state to protect girls’ sports), along with Arkansas, Mississippi, Montana, Alabama, Tennessee, South Dakota, West Virginia, Texas, Florida, Iowa, and Utah. Many of these states, including Oklahoma, extend protections for female athletes who have achieved even higher levels of competition at the collegiate level.
Family Policy Alliance will continue to work with allies in other states where girls’ sports legislation is pending to advance protections for female athletes in the 2022 legislative year.
Robert Noland, (719) 308-2822, Media@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com
Family Policy Alliance is an alliance-building ministry that advances biblical citizenship and promotes public policy to protect religious freedom, families, and life.