PA Senate Shows Support for Women by Passing the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

Jun 7, 2022 | 0 comments

State lawmakers join state and national groups in support of women and girls by passing SB 1191 / HB 972 to ensure an equal and level playing field.

(HARRISBURG, PA) – In a win for women and girls across our Commonwealth, the Senate has passed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, SB 1191, which would ensure that sports are separated by biological sex. 

“It is encouraging to see leaders stand up to preserve the hard-won opportunities gained for women athletes through Title IX almost 50 years ago. The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act will defend a fair playing field for female athletes,” says Alexis Sneller, Communications and Policy Officer at Pennsylvania Family Council. 

This vote comes after a press conference hosted by PA Family, with key legislators and national groups calling for the Senate to protect athletic opportunities for women and girls in our Commonwealth by passing the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.

The bill will now go to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for consideration, where they recently passed the House version of the bill, HB 972. 

Recent polling by Spry Strategies for the Women’s Liberation Front and the American Principles Project reported nearly 75% of Pennsylvanians support protecting women’s sports by keeping it separated based on biological sex.


Pennsylvania Family Institute is the state’s leading pro-family organization; encouraging responsible citizenship and engagement to see Pennsylvania as a place where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.