For Immediate Release: June 2, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law this week preventing transgender males from participating in girls sports,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “This makes Florida just the latest of several states to address this issue, protecting women and young girls from discriminatory leftwing policies.
“Gov. DeSantis gave an excellent, concise defense of exactly how much the bright futures of female athletes are harmed by the left’s radical social engineering. Truly the power of the radical left and woke corporations, who use economic power to threaten state governments, is a terrifying foe to face.
“We need more leaders with backbone like Gov. Ron DeSantis and the elected leaders in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi, Tennessee, and West Virginia. They are leading the charge to defend female athletes from discrimination at the hands of the rabid woke agenda.”