Sen. Hyde-Smith introduces Women’s Bill of Rights

Published 6:00 pm Friday, May 20, 2022

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), of Brookhaven, introduced a resolution this week to establish a Women’s Bill of Rights to affirm legal protections afforded to women under federal law.

S.Res.644 is a companion measure to H.Res.1136, introduced by U.S. Representative Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) and members of the House Republican Study Committee.  The Senate resolution is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

“The radical left chips away at women’s rights each time they disregard biological differences between males and females.  This resolution reaffirms those unique differences, and seeks to protect women’s rights whether it is in athletics, prisons, or domestic violence shelters,” Hyde-Smith said.

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“I am proud to introduce the Women’s Bill of Rights to affirm the importance of acknowledging women and their unique and distinguishing characteristics and contributions to our nation,” Lesko said.  “As the Left continues to erase women, we must fight for women and their place in our society.  Whether it’s keeping the word ‘mother’ in written law or ensuring women’s domestic violence shelters do not have to accept biological men, we must stand up for women.”

The resolution states that a women’s bill of rights is warranted given “recent misguided rulings relating to the definition of ‘sex’ have led to the endangerment of spaces and resources dedicated to women.”

Independent Women’s Voice, Independent Women’s Law Center, Concerned Women for America LAC, Heritage Action for America, American Principles Project, Women’s Liberation Front, Family Policy Alliance, Eagle Forum, Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), and Women’s Declaration International USA support the resolution.

Click here to access a PDF copy of the resolution.