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Judge strikes down West Virginia law banning biological males from girls’ sports

By Ryan Foley – Christian Post Reporter

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a West Virginia law that requires athletes to compete on sports teams that correspond with their biological sex instead of their gender identity.

Judge Joseph Goodwin of the Southern District of West Virginia, appointed to the bench by former President Bill Clinton, issued a preliminary injunction striking down West Virginia’s “Save Women’s Sports Bill” Wednesday.

“It is clearly in the public interest to uphold [the student’s] constitutional right to not be treated any differently than her similarly situated peers because any harm to [student’s] personal rights is a harm to the share of American rights that we all hold collectively,” Goodwin argued.

“The right not to be discriminated against by the government belongs to all of us in equal measure. It is that communal and shared ownership of freedom that makes up the American ideal.”

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