WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Riley Gaines, spokeswoman at Independent Women’s Forum and 12x All-American swimmer, released the following statement following President Biden’s threat to veto the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Bill should it come to his desk:

“Our President has declared that science, truth, and common sense no longer matter. In opposing this bill, President Biden is catering to a radical minority at the expense of women, who are the majority of the population. Equal opportunity, privacy, and safety for women in sports shouldn’t be controversial. The women who once advocated for Title IX should be outraged as this goes against everything they fought for. Female athletes of all ages, levels, and sports deserve better.”

The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act amends Title IX to strengthen protections for female athletes and make clear that allowing biological males to take awards, roster spots, scholarships, or spots at a school from female athletes is discriminatory and illegal.

Independent Women’s Forum is dedicated to developing and advancing policies that aren’t just well intended but actually enhance people’s freedom, choices, and opportunities.