Sen. Missy Irvin presents S.B. 354 from the floor of the Arkansas Senate.

On Wednesday the Arkansas Senate passed S.B. 354 by a vote of 28 to 7.

This good bill by Sen. Missy Irvin (R – Mountain View) and Rep. Sonia Barker (R – Smackover) would protect fairness in girls’ athletics at school.

S.B. 354 prevents biologically male student athletes from competing in women’s sports in Arkansas.

Time and again we have heard stories of biological males dominating women’s athletics — especially in events like track and field.

Letting biological males who identify as female compete against girls can rob female student athletes of opportunities for scholarships.

In some sporting events, it can actually be dangerous.

S.B. 354 helps protect fairness in women’s sports in Arkansas. The bill now goes to the Arkansas House of Representatives for consideration.

The Following Senators Voted FOR S.B. 354

  • B. Ballinger
  • Beckham
  • Bledsoe
  • Caldwell
  • A. Clark
  • B. Davis
  • J. Dismang
  • L. Eads
  • J. English
  • Flippo
  • T. Garner
  • Gilmore
  • K. Hammer
  • Hester
  • Hickey
  • Hill
  • Irvin
  • M. Johnson
  • B. Johnson
  • M. Pitsch
  • Rapert
  • Rice
  • B. Sample
  • G. Stubblefield
  • J. Sturch
  • D. Sullivan
  • Teague
  • D. Wallace

The Following Senators Voted AGAINST S.B. 354

  • L. Chesterfield
  • Elliott
  • S. Flowers
  • J. Hendren
  • K. Ingram
  • G. Leding
  • C. Tucker