Fairness in Girls’ Sports Act Proposed in Maryland

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Legislation aiming to protect girls’ sports has been introduced. Delegate Kathy Szeliga from Baltimore County has proposed HB47 – Fairness in Girls’ Sports Act – to ensure fairness and safety in JV and Varsity Girls’ Sports. Senator Mary Beth Carozza from Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester Counties has cross-filed the bill – SB381. Senator Carozza at a press conference earlier had this to say about this bill…

She adds that the bill only applies to high school, junior varsity, and varsity teams. At least 23 states have passed legislation protecting girls’ sports in K-12 for biological girls, and more than 30 states have seen legislation introduced.

Delegate Kathy Szeliga from Baltimore County at today’s press conference discussed the importance of leveling the playing field… 

While the bill aims to provide fairness in high school girls’ sports, Szeliga explained at the press conference, that the legislation promotes safety as well…

She referred to another incident involving a boy on a girls’ volleyball team, in which the boy spiked the ball so hard, a girl suffered a brain injury.

Supporters of the bill, including Maryland high school girls’ sports teams, were present at the press conference.


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