Supreme Court sides with 12-year-old transgender girl fighting West Virginia's sports ban
The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a 12-year-old transgender girl who is challenging a West Virginia ban on transgender athletes joining girls sports teams, temporarily blocking the state from enforcing the prohibition.
West Virginia officials approved the prohibition in 2021. The law requires public schools to create sports teams based on sex assigned at birth. A middle school student who competes on girls' cross-country and track-and-field teams and her family sued in federal court, asserting that the state's ban violates the Constitution and federal law.