Supreme Court refuses to reinstate West Virginia transgender athlete ban


In a case watched in Kansas, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to temporarily reinstate a West Virginia ban on transgender athletes from competing in female sports.

Without comment, the court voted 7-2 to deny West Virginia's request to set aside a lower-court order blocking the state's 2021 law, which was challenged by a 12-year-old transgender girl.

Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented in the ruling.

Republican Attorney General Kris Kobach had joined in a brief with 20 other states . . .


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