The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected West Virginia’s bid to exclude a transgender teenager from participating in girls’ sports.
As a consequence, the Save Women’s Sports Act, enacted in 2021, cannot be applied against 12-year-old transgender child Becky Pepper-Jackson while litigation is ongoing.
Two conservative justices on the court, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, stated that they would have allowed the motion.
In a short ruling, Alito chastised a lower court for failing to explain its reasons.
Pepper-Jackson, then 11, contested the statute because he wanted to try out for the cross country and track teams at Harrison County Middle School.
Her attorneys claimed that the statute violated the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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