West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey told Newsmax Friday that the state’s ban of transgender athletes in women’s sports is “about doing what’s right for women.”
Morrisey said West Virginia is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the transgender ban in women’s sports to be enforced after an injunction blocking the law was issued on Feb. 22 by the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
“To me and to the citizens of West Virginia, this is a matter of basic common sense and fairness,” he said during an appearance on Newsmax’s “American Agenda.” “People want to do what will help provide additional opportunities for women. Women have succeeded and thrived under Title IX and by participating in women’s sports.