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The Iowa House is expected to debate the Protect Women’s Sports Bill on Monday. The bill passed the House Education Committee last week on a party-line vote. It was sponsored by Representatives Henry Stone and Skyler Wheeler.

Two amendments have been filed to the bill. Representative Jeff Shipley filed an amendment to prohibit a school district employee or school district from offering courses, instruction or influence to students that would reasonably lead a student, for the purposes of athletic participation, to be confused as to the student’s sex or the nature of sex.

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Wheeler filed an amendment to include community colleges and any institution of higher education located in Iowa that is a member of the NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA.

Here are all the groups registered against protecting women’s sports:

Iowa ACEs 360
Iowa Annual Conference of United Methodist Church
Orchard Place
One Iowa
One Iowa Action
Rural School Advocates of Iowa
Urban Education Network of Iowa
ACLU
Episcopal Diocese of Iowa
Iowa State Education Association
Des Moines Public Schools
IA Mental Health Planning Council
Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Apple
Iowa Association of School Boards
Common Good Iowa
School Administrators of Iowa
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa
Planned Parenthood North Central States
Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Action Fund
Iowa Mental Health Advocacy
Iowa Safe Schools
Human Rights Campaign

Here is a list of organizations registered in support:

The FAMiLY Leader

The FAMiLY Leader Foundation

Concerned Women For America of Iowa

VALOR Iowa

Author: Jacob Hall

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