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UPDATE: Sports Fairness VETOED by Gov. Edwards! -- Contact your State Legislators today!
UPDATE:

In the time since our last contact, liberal Governor John Bel Edwards followed through on his promise, and has officially VETOED Sports Fairness legislation here in Louisiana.

And we need YOUR help: Can we count on you to urge your State Legislators to return to session and override this irresponsible veto?

Back in April, Edwards made his intentions clear: That he would reject any legislation that seeks to level the playing field for women in sports and athletics, and ban biological males from competing on or against teams reserved strictly for females -- no matter what.

And, as it turns out, not even bipartisan legislation to protect women's sports and female athletes under state law was enough to change his mind, and now, Louisianans unfortunately find themselves back at square one with respect to this urgent matter.

But, nonetheless, there's still hope for a different outcome...

The Louisiana State Legislature can still override Gov. Edwards' irresponsible veto, but both chambers have already adjourned for the 2021 session.

That's why we need YOU to contact your State Legislators and ask them to work towards reconvening the State Legislature with a special session to consider overriding this veto as soon as possible.

You may recall from our last message that a bill -- Senate Bill 156, also known as the Fairness in Women's Sports Act -- was introduced in the Louisiana State Legislature earlier this year, and would prohibit biological males from participating in sports designated for female athletes only at any institution that receives public funding in Louisiana.

This means that, had the bill been signed by Gov. Edwards, intercollegiate, interscholastic, and intramural women’s and girls’ sports would have remain reserved for women and girls ONLY, without leaving the door open to any unfair disadvantages that may come with competing with or against other athletes that are biologically male.

But, instead, Gov. Edwards abandoned Louisiana's female athletes and chose to side with the radical, identity politics-obsessed left by formally rejecting this common-sense, bipartisan legislation with a veto.

But there's still time to fight back...

Both State House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and State Senate Leader Page Cortez have officially voiced their support for reconvening the Louisiana Legislature for a special session to override Gov. Edwards' veto.

And being that SB 156 has already passed both chambers with a veto-proof majority, there's a strong chance Louisiana may be able to overcome this setback and make Sports Fairness the law of the land after all!

That's why we're asking YOU to contact your State Legislators -- both in the House and the Senate -- IMMEDIATELY, and urge them to return to Baton Rouge and vote to override Gov. Edwards' veto of SB 156!

You can reach your State Legislators in one easy step using this simple contact form (see right) that we're making available here on LifeSite's Action Center.

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

Thank you for acting urgently to protect female athletes in Louisiana!


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