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Gov. Ducey Signs Bills Protecting Girl Athletes, Banning Child Sex-Change Surgeries

March 30, 2022

Today, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a pair of important, pro-family bills. SB 1165 prohibits biological males from competing in girls’ sports at the K-12 and collegiate levels, making Arizona the fourteenth state to enact such protections. And SB 1138 bans the performance of irreversible sex-change surgeries on minors.

In response, Terry Schilling, president of American Principles Project (APP), released the following statement applauding the governor’s actions:

“While our country may be more polarized than ever, here are two issues that most Americans agree on according to almost every poll: Biological males should not be competing in women’s sports. Doctors should not be performing sex-change surgeries on children.

“Up until practically yesterday, these were commonsense positions that even Democrat politicians didn’t object to. But lately, spurred on by the woke left, we have seen what was once unthinkable become reality — biological men winning women’s athletic championships and children being pushed into sex changes. These developments have alarmed Americans across the political spectrum.

“For this reason, we commend Governor Ducey and Arizona lawmakers for taking action to defend a fair playing field for female athletes as well as to protect children from being pushed into dangerous and irreversible sex-change procedures. While there is much more that must be done to combat the left’s radical agenda, this is an important start, and we urge other states without such laws to pass them as soon as possible.”

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


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