ACLU Joins Lawsuit Over West Virginia Banning Trans Girls And Women From Sports




On Monday, the first day of LGBTQ Pride Month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Florida Senate Bill 1028 — an education bill that was amended to ban transgender girls and women from participating in sports at the secondary and post-secondary level consistent with their gender identity — a lawsuit opposing the law has already been announced.


Last Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU West Virginia chapter and Lambda Legal joined multiple organizations filing a lawsuit that seeks to overturn House Bill 3293, West Virginia’s law banning transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ and women’s school sports.


Florida and West Virginia are two of seven states — including Montana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas — with governors who have signed anti-transgender legislation this session. South Dakota Governor issued a “style and form” veto to similar legislation in her state before issuing two executive orders to similar effect.


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