SCOTUS Allows 12YO Transgender Kid To Remain On Sports Team Pending Litigation

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: Hundreds protest a Trump administration announcement this week that rescinds an Obama-era order allowing transgender students to use school bathrooms matching their gender identities, at the Stonewall Inn on February 23, 2017 in New York City. Activists and members of the transgender community gathered outside the historic LGTB bar to denounce the new policy. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a 12-year-old transgender individual may remain on the school’s women’s sports team while a lawsuit against a West Virginia ban on such practices moves through the courts.
  • Becky Pepper-Jackson filed suit challenging the state’s Save Women’s Sports Act, securing a ruling from the appeals courts allowing continued participation, the Associated Press reported.
  • The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reimposed an initial injunction in February against the law’s enforcement.