Biden-Appointed Judge Overturns West Virginia Law Requiring Students to Play on Sports Teams Matching Biological Sex

A federal appeals court has overturned a West Virginia law requiring students who identify as “transgender” to play on sports teams matching their biological sex.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenged the law in 2021 on behalf of track athlete Becky Pepper-Jackson, a “transgender” eighth-grade student.

The ACLU had argued that Pepper-Jackson was being discriminated against and should be allowed to play with girls because he had not gone through male puberty.

On Tuesday, Fourth Circuit Judge Toby Heytens, who was appointed by Joe Biden, ruled that the law violated transgender athletes’ constitutional rights and violated Title IX.

Transgender wallpaper. by Katie Rainbow 🏳️‍🌈 is licensed under Unsplash
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