Rep. Barker presents S.B. 354 to the House of Representatives.

On Monday the Arkansas House of Representatives passed S.B. 354 by a vote of 75 to 18.

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 will 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. In some sports, it can even be dangerous.

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

The bill now goes to Gov. Hutchinson to become law.