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Federal judge upholds West Virginia transgender student athlete prohibition

By Steven Allen Adams, The Weirton Daily Times

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly two years after it passed the West Virginia Legislature, a federal judge lifted an injunction blocking enforcement of the state’s prohibition on transgender student athletes.  

In an order issued Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Goodwin granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of the state Board of Education, Harrison County Board of Education, and Lainey Armistead, a student-athlete at West Virginia State University.  

Becky Pepper-Jackson, a transgender girl at Bridgeport Middle School, filed a lawsuit in May 2021 against the Harrison County Board of Education, the West Virginia Board of Education and State Superintendent of Schools, and the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission seeking to halt enforcement of House Bill 3293, relating to single-sex participation in interscholastic athletic events…

To read more: https://www.weirtondailytimes.com/news/local-news/2023/01/federal-judge-upholds-w-va-transgender-student-athlete-prohibition/

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