Pro-Woman companion bills in the NC House (HB574) and Senate (SB631) moved through the General Assembly yesterday. The bill protects the safety and opportunities of female athletes on the field of play. The intent behind the bills, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, is to allow fair competition between only girls born as girls — not transgender students who became girls. The bills stipulate that all sports teams should be designated as male, female, or co-ed based on their biological sex and makes clear that males cannot play on female teams.
The poll conducted by Differentiators Data in January 2023 found 71.2% of North Carolina likely voters oppose allowing a biological male who identifies as a female being allowed to compete against girls.
The legislation that passed the House today will apply to North Carolina colleges and universities, public schools, other schools which are part of the NCHSAA, and schools that play those teams. The Senate is still working on the bill.