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S. 251: Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 4, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 251

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 4, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Cotton, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Hawley, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Tuberville, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Ms. Ernst, Mrs. Capito, and Mr. Paul) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To provide that for purposes of determining compliance with title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in athletics, sex shall be recognized based solely on a person's reproductive biology and genetics at birth.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2021.

2.

Amendment

Section 901 of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(d)
(1)

It shall be a violation of subsection (a) for a recipient of Federal funds who operates, sponsors, or facilitates athletic programs or activities to permit a person whose sex is male to participate in an athletic program or activity that is designated for women or girls.

(2)

For purposes of this subsection, sex shall be recognized based solely on a person's reproductive biology and genetics at birth.

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