NFFV Action Request

Upcoming Education Committee Hearing

Monday, February 13, 2023

1:30 PM, Room 1525


LB575 Adopt the Sports and Spaces Act

What is the Sports and Spaces Act all about?

In very simple terms LB575 the Sports and Spaces Act is about keeping school aged biological males in male restrooms and sports while keeping school aged biological females in female restrooms and sports.

While this may seem obvious and what some would coin "a no brainer" there is a small but loud group who believes this treats certain individuals differently.

What does the science say?

We learned early on the biological differences between males and females. Those differences go much deeper than just outward appearance. Some argue however, sex and gender don't always align. While those arguments may be compelling; for the purpose of Sports and Spaces they need not apply. Sports and Spaces deal only with biological sex or physical differences between male and female. Male and female anatomy is undeniable different, and for this reason, it has been the long standing cultural norm to have separate male and female restrooms. Additionally, these undeniable differences are why sports have also been separated by sex. The male biology contributes to physically larger and stronger bodies thus putting female athletes at a disadvantage in sports that require strength and size.

Is Title IX dead?

Women have long fought for equal space and rights when it comes to sports. Title IX transformed the idea of women in sports and allowed for an unprecedented number of female athletes to complete in the sports they love. It's safe to say, without Title IX, women's sports would be a fraction of what it is today in high school, college, and professional levels. Sports and Space preserves the gains made through Title IX. It prohibits biological males from competing head to head with females. Here are five ways Title IX changed things for the better.

How to be heard? 

Take action, your voice is powerful make it heard. LB575 committee hearing is scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2023.

How to be heard? Here are three ways:

  • Most EffectiveTestify in person. Going to the Committee hearing and sharing YOUR story with committee member Senators is very impactful. For first time in person testifier here are some help hints
  • Very EffectiveSubmit written testimony. If you can't be there in person then submit written testimony. Not sure how to do that, click hereNote; written testimony needs to be submitted by noon the day before the committee hearing.
  • EffectiveEmail your position letter to and CC each committee member Senator. For a listing of the Education Committee Senators click hereNote; emails need to be sent by noon the day before the committee hearing. It's not guaranteed these emails will be included in the official meeting documents.

Not sure what to say?

Listed below are thought starters. Build your story around one or two of them. Quantity is not as important as a short heart felt personal story.


Here are three strong arguments to support this important legislation on:

  • There are long standing cultural norms separating male and female restrooms. If there is a need to have biological males in females restroom then this norm needs to be addressed but not with children in our schools.

  • Title IX gives equal opportunities to women in sports. Now is not the time to take those rights away; not when so many women have been so positively impacted.

  • Restrooms have traditional been a safe space. A space where you can get away so to speak, to relax, and gather yourself. This however is quickly changing. Though the scope of the problem may be undefined, there have been several reported cases of females being assaulted by biological males in a female restroom. Historically these types of incidents go vastly unreported.
Board of Directors Team