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Gov. McMaster Makes South Carolina 16th State to Protect Women’s Sports

May 17, 2022

Today, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed H4608, the Save Women’s Sports Act, prohibiting biological males from competing in female athletics at the K-12 and collegiate levels. This makes South Carolina the 16th state to explicitly protect the integrity of girls’ sports in law.

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

“Male athletes do not belong in our daughters’ sports, period. This is a view shared by an overwhelming majority of Americans, as our recent polling of battleground states has shown. Biology matters, and no amount of gaslighting by woke ideologues will change that.

“We applaud Governor McMaster and South Carolina lawmakers for taking action to protect a fair playing field for girl athletes in the Palmetto State. With 16 states now having taken this step, there is no excuse left for those states that haven’t, particularly those led by Republicans. This is now a litmus-test issue for the GOP, and voters will be paying attention to what their leaders either do or fail to do as we approach the midterms.”

Last week, APP released polling from six Senate battleground states that showed 56 percent of voters support laws protecting women’s sports, versus only 33 percent who oppose such laws.

To schedule an engagement with American Principles Project, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org


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