"> Skip To Content


January 21, 2021 | Press Releases

Steube Reintroduces Bill to Protect Women and Girls in Competitive Sports

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today reintroduced the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act in the 117th Congress. This legislation ensures that women and girls are allowed a fair playing field in competitive sports by ensuring that school athletics comply with the Title IX recognition of a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth.

“By forcing biological female athletes to compete against biological male athletes in competitive sports, we are taking away women’s opportunities on and off the field,” Steube said. “These unfair policies discount the hard work and determination put in by our female athletes and give biological male athletes an unfair advantage in joining teams, setting records and earning scholarships.”

Steube introduced this legislation in the 116th Congress and received overwhelming support from organizations such as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Original cosponsors of this legislation include U.S. Representatives Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.), Jim Banks (R-Ind.), Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.), Rick Allen (R-Ga.), Kevin Hern (R-Okla.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Barry Moore (R-Ala.), Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Bob Good (R-Va.), Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), and Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.).

The full text of the legislation can be found here.