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UPDATE: Sports Fairness APPROVED by FL Legislature! -- Ask Gov. DeSantis to sign it today!

HUGE news:  In the time since our last contact - just a couple days ago - the State Senate has remarkably revived AND approved legislation to ensure sports fairness here in Florida!

This is fantastic news, and further evidence that the grassroots efforts of Floridians like you are having a meaningful, positive effect in our state and for women and girls!

The measure, which was passed Wednesday evening by both chambers of the Florida State Legislature as an amendment in a new bill (SB 1028), is now officially on its way to Governor Ron DeSantis' desk for final consideration and, hopefully, approval.

That's why we're asking YOU to contact Gov. DeSantis and encourage him to sign this important bill - including the sports fairness provision - into law as soon as possible!

If he does, Florida will join a growing list of states adopting similar legislation in response to Joe Biden's executive order allowing biological males to participate in females' sports and athletics.

But it's up to us to let our Governor know that the people of Florida support this important legislation, too.

Please take urgent action and contact Gov. DeSantis in one easy step using the simple contact form that LifeSite is making available here.

It’s called Voter Voice and it will automatically match you to the Governor’s email and Twitter accounts.

It only takes one click of a button, and you won't even have to look-up his contact details.

All hope seemed to be lost for sports fairness in this year's legislative session when the Senate Rules Committee indefinitely postponed a hearing for SB 2012 (a standalone bill that would have banned biological males from participating in sports and athletic activities reserved for women and/or girls only), all but ensuring the legislation's collapse before this Friday's deadline.

But the House, which had already approved sports fairness in a decisive vote, took matters into their own hands.

Republican Representative Kaylee Tuck incorporated the language from SB 2012 into SB 1028, a wide-encompassing charter schools bill, by way of an amendment, and from there, SB 1028 went on to be approved by both chambers of the State Legislature before the close of the 2021 legislative session.

As a reminder, these provisions would ensure that biological males are banned from participating in women's/girls' sports (and vice-versa), and would require that any athletic teams be designated specifically as reserved for men/boys/males, women/girls/females, or coed/mixed.

And now, the ball is in Gov. DeSantis' court, and while he's already expressed his intention to sign this bill into law (and this remains a likely outcome), we mustn't take anything for granted.

That's why we need you to take action next, and tell Gov. DeSantis that you support sports fairness and want him to sign this important measure into law as soon as possible!

Please contact Governor DeSantis today, and request that he sign SB 1028, including the amendment ensuring sports fairness here in Florida.

Individual states are our last line of defense against the left’s attack on female athletes and biology in general, and, together, we're putting Joe Biden and his radical allies on notice their dangerous agenda will not be tolerated.

Let's make sure Florida, under the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis, does its part by making sports fairness the law of the land!

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Please take a moment to review the content from our most recent previous message to Floridians:

ALERT! --  A law that would protect fairness in sports here in Florida is at risk of dying in the State Legislature!

Even after the Florida House of Representatives voted to approve HB 1475, which would reserve women's and girls' sports for biological females only, in a decisive 77-40 vote, the Rules Committee of the Florida State Senate just postponed a hearing that had been scheduled for a similar Senate bill (SB 2012) which would ensure protections for female athletes.

The 2021 legislative session is slated to end THIS FRIDAY, and if the bill is not revived by then, it will die altogether.

That's why we need YOU to take swift action by contacting your State Senator and imploring that they do everything in their power to revive SB 2012 as soon as possible.

You can reach your State Senator in one easy step using this simple contact form that LifeSiteNews.com is making available here, on the Voter Voice platform.

With one click, your message is sent directly to your representatives without having to look up any of their contact details.

Introduced by Republican Senator Kelli Stargel, Senate Bill (SB) 2012 would mandate under state law that women's and girls’ sports are to remain reserved for women and girls only.

It would accomplish this by requiring that all "interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports" sponsored by publicly-funded institutions (i.e. high schools, colleges) be designated specifically for one of the following groups:  (1) Males, men, or boys;  (2) Females, women, or girls;  or (3) Coed or mixed.

Futhermore, the bill explicitly states that "athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls may not be open to students of the male sex."

It's clear:  SB 2012's language and reasoning is rooted in scientific reality, and it goes without saying that the right of young women to compete on an even playing field must be protected against such outright attacks from our leaders in government.

Their voices – and ours – must be heard, and the Senate must act with haste to revive this bill before the end of this year's legislative session.

Please contact your State Senator as soon as you possibly can, and request that he or she take urgent action in their capacity to revive SB 2012 before it's too late.

Individual states are our last line of defense against the left’s attack on female athletes and biology in general, and the time to fight back is NOW.

Florida can help put Joe Biden on notice that his extreme agenda will not be tolerated, but only if the State Senate acts to immediately revive SB 2012 before the end of the year's legislative session this upcoming Friday, April 30th.

And we need your help to do it, now more than ever. Thank you!
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