Rep. Barker and Family Council’s Ken Yang testify in favor of S.B. 354 in the House Education Committee.

On Thursday the House Education Committee passed S.B. 354.

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

S.B. 354 would protect girls from being forced to compete against biological males in girls’ athletics.

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

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

In some athletic events, it can even be dangerous.

S.B. 354 helps protect fairness in women’s sports in Arkansas.

The bill now goes to the entire Arkansas House of Representatives for consideration.