West Virginia asks Supreme Court to allow transgender girls sports ban

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Thursday asked the conservative-majority Supreme Court to allow the state to enforce a ban on transgender athletes’ participating in girls’ sports.

Morrisey, a Republican, filed an emergency application at the court late Thursday. If his request is granted, the state would be able to enforce a law enacted in 2021 called the Save Women’s Sports Act.

In barring transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports at the middle school, high school and college levels, the law says gender is “based solely on the individual’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth.” As such, a female is a person “whose biological sex determined at birth as female,” it says.

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