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Federal judge blocks West Virginia’s transgender athlete ban from taking effect

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a West Virginia law barring transgender student-athletes in K-12 schools and state colleges and universities from competing on sports teams that align with their gender identity.On Wednesday, U.S.

Circuit Judge Joseph Goodwin, of the Southern District of West Virginia, issued a preliminary injunction blocking state and local officials, including the West Virginia State Board of Education, the Harrison County Board of Education, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission, and Attorney General Patrick Morrissey, from attempting to enforce the law by restricting transgender students to playing on teams matching their assigned sex at birth.Becky Pepper-Jackson, an 11-year-old seeking to try out for the girls’ cross country team at.

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