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Today, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed legislation prohibiting biological males from competing in female athletics in the state’s schools and colleges. Iowa joins ten other states in enacting laws that protect women’s sports.

In response, Terry Schilling, president of American Principles Project (APP), released the following statement praising Iowa lawmakers:


“Protecting girls’ sports is a no-brainer. As cases such as that of Penn swimmer Lia Thomas have shown, allowing biological males to compete as females puts women and girls at an unfair disadvantage. This is backed up by both science and common sense, so it should be no surprise most Americans support keeping female athletics exclusive to females.

“However, with the integrity of girls’ sports under attack from the radical left, including the Biden administration, it has fallen to courageous state leaders like Kim Reynolds to step up and defend female athletes. APP commends Gov. Reynolds and Iowa legislators for doing their part to preserve a fair playing field for women and girls, and we strongly urge the remaining states without such protections to pass them immediately.”

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