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Attorney General Rutledge introduces legislation to limit sports to gender assigned at birth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA / KFTA) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge proposed a law restricting girls’ sports to girls and women’s sports to women, according to an original birth certificate.

The bill is titled “The GIRLS Act” and is intended to protect girls and women in K-12 and post-secondary facilities from access to exercise, according to a Rutledge press release.

“As a mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl and raised in a number of sports, I know firsthand the benefits sport has in developing self-discipline, confidence, teamwork, and leadership,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “This proposed legislation would ensure that young Arkansas women can compete on an equal footing no matter which sport they choose.

The proposed bill will enable anyone who has lost their ability to exercise or has suffered other damage as a result of a violation of the law to obtain a court order in which the violation, along with damages and legal fees, in a lawsuit against an Arkansas school against If the law breaks, the legislation is stopped.

The bill’s main sponsors are Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View and Representative DeAnn Vaught of Horatio.

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