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Josh Hawley: NCAA ‘dead wrong,’ owes apology for forcing women to share locker rooms with trans athletes

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., called on the NCAA to apologize to female athletes, such as swimmer Riley Gaines, for favoring transgender athletes at their expense this week.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Charlie Baker testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday on the controversy surrounding female athletes being forced to compete and share locker rooms with biological males. 

In previous testimony, Gaines spoke about being unfairly treated by the NCAA in favor of transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.

Hawley referenced Gaines’ testimony and called on the NCAA to respond and apologize to her and her fellow female athletes.

Sen. Josh Hawley and Charlie Baker

Sen. Josh Hawley questioned NCAA president Charlie Baker on Tuesday. (Senate Judiciary)

“The NCAA was dead wrong to force female athletes like @Riley_Gaines_ to share a locker room with biological men. The NCAA should apologize to female athletes – and stop forcing women to stand by while men take over their sports,” Hawley wrote on X with a clip of his questioning of Baker, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts.

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Lindsay Kornick is an associate editor for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @lmkornick.


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